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49 (East) Brigade

49 (East) Brigade is one of the Army's key formations, helping to deliver military capability to the Government and the British people with responsibility for the recruiting, training and administration of Army units in the East Midlands and East Anglia. With its Headquarters in Chilwell, Nottingham, the Brigade covers twelve counties from the Humber to the Thames.

Although the Brigade does not deploy as a complete formation, it is central to ensuring that all the assets are in place for its many hundreds of soldiers who do deploy on operations, either as individuals or as formed units.

Its diverse role involves providing personnel, equipment, barracks accommodation, logistic back-up and training facilities, as well as support for training and operations overseas and support to UK Resilience. These include expeditionary operations such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, and support to the public and emergency services at home against floods, terrorist threats or other emergencies.

Chilwell is also home to a Station headquarters that is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of infrastructure and administrative support to the 150 hectare estate and its 1500 resident troops and families. It also has to support a transient population of 9000 mobilising and exercising troops.