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Brigade units

Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales is an Adaptable Force comprising both Regular and Reserve units as identified in the British Army's Future Army 2020 plan. It delivers operational effect and regional responsibilities across Wales.

The Brigade has two regular and two reserve units under direct command.

OPCON units

14 Signal Regt (EW)

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14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) provide a robust and sustainable capability in support of deployed Land Commanders.

R Mon RE (M)

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The Regiment’s current role is to provide formed groups of Combat Engineer Reservists for operations in the UK and abroad.

3 R Welsh

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The 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh (3 R WELSH) is the Regiment's Reserve battalion, paired with 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.

157 (WELSH) Regiment RLC

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A key part of the 'power behind the punch' is 157 Regiment RLC, the largest Army Reserve regiment in Wales.

Wales UOTC


Wales Universities Officers' Training Corps develops leadership potential of selected students and raises awareness of Army ethos, values and careers.

203 (W) Fd Hosp

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203 (Welsh) Field Hospital is one of ten Army Reserve field hospitals which can provide up to 200 beds when fully manned.

Infantry Battle School

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The Infantry Battle School in Brecon delivers trained officers and soldiers to meet the operational requirements of the Infantry, Army and Defence

101 Battalion REME

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101 Battalion is the home of REME Reserve in Northwest England and Wales. It provides repair and recovery capability to 17 Regular and Reserve units.

10 4 Regiment RA

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The Reserves only Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Regiment. The soldiers regularly deploy and operate Miniature Unmanned Air Systems, Desert Hawk III.



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1 RIFLES, based in Beachley Barracks, Gloucestershire, consists of about 500 Riflemen who deploy on training and operations worldwide.


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6th Battalion The Rifles, one of two of the Regiment's Reserve battalions, comprises of 520 soldiers from across the Southwest and Midlands.

1 R Irish


The Battalion is currently leading the development of the British Army’s new Light Mechanized concept, utilising the latest light armoured vehicles.

2 R Irish

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The 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment (2 R IRISH) is the only Army Reserve infantry Battalion in Northern Ireland.