15 (NE) Brigade - 250 soldiers of 2nd, 21st, 22nd and 30th Signal Regiments of the Royal Corps of Signals exercise the Freedom of Richmond in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal
The Brigade has training, emergency planning and home defence roles. It also liaises with police, fire and ambulance services in 33 local authorities.
In recent years the Brigade has provided support to the region in dealing with floods, disease outbreak and provision of emergency fire-fighting.
The Brigade area plays host to a deployable brigade, five key training facilities and two huge training areas plus the largest garrison in western Europe.
The Brigade's order of battle comprises six Army Reserve units whilst administering eighteen others including two University Officer Training Corp.
15 (North East) Brigade is one of eleven regional formations who are running a series of free 5-day residential courses for young people who are not in employment, eductation or training (NEETs) to see what life in the Army Reserve is all about.