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4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East

4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East is a new adaptable force brigade based in Yorkshire and the North East. The formation comprises Regular and Reserve units who have the capability to carry out a wide range of missions. The Brigade was established on 1 December 2014 and its headquarters is located in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.

4th Infantry Brigade delivers operational effect and regional responsibilities across the North East of England and covers one of the largest regions in the UK.  It trains and administers over 10,000 soldiers across an area equivalent to the size of Belgium with a population of over 8 million.

Under its command are five Army Cadet Force (ACF) Counties and 16 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Contingents comprising of over 8,500 young people and adults.  The region hosts two garrison towns (York and Catterick), five key training facilities (Infantry Training School at Catterick, Army Foundation College at Harrogate, Army Medical Training Centre and Army Training Unit (NE) at Strensall, and Defence School of Transport at Leconfield) and two University Officer Training Corps. 

UK Training

UK Operations

The Brigade has training, emergency planning and home defence roles. It also liaises with the emergency services in the regions 33 local authorities.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The Brigade has provided support to various community projects, employment training and insight courses, as well as providing emergency relief when called upon.

Overseas Training

Overseas training

The Brigade as part of its adaptable role, trains in overseas partner countries in a range of condition, environments and scenarios.

Transition to Civilian Life

Transition - Housing - Welfare - Eduction - Health

The Brigade aims to provide advice and support to personnel about to settle within the Brigade area and offer advice for those about to leave service.

North East Army Reserve Insight Course

Army Reserve Insight Course

The Brigade runs 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 and offer a possible future as a reserve soldier..