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102 Logistic Brigade

Mission statement: The role of 102 Logistic Brigade is to force generate and prepare force elements, for current operations and deliver capability to contingent forces as directed by HQ Forces Troops Command in order to enable operational success.

102 Logistic Brigade traces its origin to 102 Beach Sub-Area, Normandy, France. It was one of three such formations raised late in 1943 to run logistic support operations across JUNO Beach, from D-day until the Mulberry artificial harbours were operational.

Once the Mulberry harbours were in use, there was no further requirement for the Beach Groups, which then dispersed to their original Lines of Communication roles. In 1993, 50 years after the original formation of 102 Beach Sub Area, Headquarters Combat Service Support Group (Germany) was established in Gütersloh, Germany and this has been the home of Headquarters ever since.

In May 1996 the newly formed organisation deployed to the Balkans on Operation RESOLUTE as the United Kingdom National Support Element. In July 1999 the formation was re-titled Headquarters 102 Logistic Brigade and in October 1999 the Halberd was officially adopted as the formation tactical recognition flash.

The Halberd appears in Jeremiah as a symbol of strength, success and restoration. Its interpretation as a restorer of combat power following bloodshed, exhaustion and hunger reflects the operational role of 102 Logistic Brigade. The dual capability of the Halberd, both as a weapon and a hand tool represents the combination of artisan and technical skills, which complements the military training of Brigade personnel.

Since 2001 the Brigade has consistently been on operations globally in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cyprus whilst supporting contingent tasks and training commitments at home and overseas.

102 Logistic Brigade will remain fully committed to Afghanistan up to and beyond the end of combat operations and is currently developing plans for defence engagement tasks, exploiting current operations for experimentation in training drawing on operational experience to ensure relevance for the future.

Current units

As of 2013 102 Logistic Brigade is comprised of the following units.

102 Logistic Brigade Headquarters and Signal Troop (662) in Gutersloh, Germany
6 Theatre Logistic Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Gutersloh, Germany
7 Theatre Logistic Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Cottesmore, UK
159 Supply Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Coventry
160 Transport Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Grantham
Scottish Transport Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Dunfermline
101 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Wrexham

Future units

Under the Army Regular Basing Announcement and the Reserve Basing Announcement, the Brigade is due to change its composition in line with the Army 2020 formation. By 2020 the Brigade will be comprised of the following units.

102 Logistic Brigade Headquarters in Grantham, Lincolnshire
6 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Dishforth, North Yorkshire
7 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Cottesmore, Rutland
150 (Yorkshire) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
158 (Royal Anglian) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Coventry, West Midlands
1 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Catterick, North Yorkshire
2 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Leuchars, Fife
101 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Wrexham, Clwyd
102 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
104 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Northampton, Northamptonshire
106 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Glasgow
2 Medical Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps in North Luffenham, Rutland
3 Medical Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps in Preston, Lancashire
253 (North Ireland) Medical Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps in Belfast
254 (East of England) Medical Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps in Dundee, Rutland