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7th Infantry Brigade and HQ East

7th Infantry Brigade and HQ East - ‘The Desert Rats’ is one of the Army’s 7 Adaptable Force Brigades comprising of Regular and Reserve units. The Brigade is the Army regional point of contact for the 12 counties of the East Midlands and the East of England, from the Humber to the Thames

The Brigade’s role is to provide forces to conduct a broad range of tasks including:

  •  Combat operations, particularly enduring stabilisation.
  •  Standing commitments, for example Cyprus or the Falkland Islands, state ceremonial and public duties.
  •  Defence engagement (supporting conflict prevention through a planned approach to engagement overseas, including developing the military capacity of partner nations).
  •  Delivery of ‘firm base’ activities including civil engagement with employers and the communities in which we live and contributing to UK resilience.
  •  Recruiting, training and administration of Army units in the Brigade area.