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HQ 160th Infantry Brigade and HQ Wales

Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales (formerly 160 (Wales) Brigade) was officially stood up on 1st December 14 as part of the transformation of the British Army from 2020 and beyond (Army 2020). Brigadier Martin Gamble is the commander of Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales.

Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales is the one of the Army’s Adaptable Force Brigades, which is used for a wide range of tasks, including providing headquarters and units for lengthy operations, standing commitments, overseas Defence Engagement, and UK civil engagement.

As Headquarters Wales the Brigade looks after all Army units in Wales and is responsible for providing Firm Base support for all Regular, Reserve, Army Cadet Force units and University Officer Training Corps.

The first reference to the brigade was in 1915 when The Welsh Division of the Territorial Force was allocated numbers with160 being assigned to (Welsh Border) Brigade.

Having been redesignated 160 (South Wales) Brigade in May 1953, the Brigade with its headquarters at Brecon, Powys evolved to encompass the whole Principality as 160 (Wales) Brigade.

The brigade has a number of Regular and Army Reserve units within its region.

The Welsh Division of the Territorial Force originated in 1908.