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Personnel Recovery Units

Personnel Recovery Units have been established throughout the UK and Germany to enable wounded, injured and sick personnel to return to duty or transition to civilian life.

Personnel Recovery Units (PRU) are military units for the command and care of wounded, injured and sick soldiers with the greatest need.

Soldiers are transferred to a PRU if their chain of command or unit recommend they need more help than the unit can provide. There are a number of reasons for this, such as the nature or severity of their injury or illness, the distance between the soldier’s home address and the unit if the soldier is at home on recovery duty, or because the unit is due to deploy.

The PRUs are not residential facilities, but are based within each of the regional brigades allowing soldiers to be transferred to the one closest to them. Soldiers who are transferred to a PRU come under the command of the Commanding Officer of the PRU, rather than their home unit.

Once within the PRU, soldiers are allocated a dedicated Personnel Recovery Officer who will assist them through the recovery process and co-ordinate the support from other agencies.

There are 11 PRUs in total across the UK and Germany in: Edinburgh, Preston, Catterick, Brecon, Donnington, Chilwell, Tidworth, Aldershot, London, Lisburn, and Sennelager.

Application forms to be transferred to a PRU are on the Defence Intranet.

PRU locations


51X PRU, Roxburgh Block, Cragiehall Camp, South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9TN
Tel: 0131 310 2250
Mil: 94740 2250
Email: 51X-PRU-(Mailbox)@mod.uk


Lisburn, Northern Ireland

38X PRU, HQ 38 (Irish) Bde, Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn
Tel: 02892 263825
Mil: 94916 3825
Email: 38X-PRU-OM@mod.uk

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4X PRU, Phoenix House, Building 10, Cambrai Lines, Munster Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01748 875258
Mil: 94731 5258
Email: 4X-PRU-GpMailbox@mod.uk



42X PRU, Building 56, Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8AB
Tel: 01772 2602383
Mil: 94554 2383
Email: 42X-PRU-Preston-Mailbox@mod.uk



7X PRU, Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5HA
Tel: 0115 957 2066
Mil: 94451 2066
Email: 7X-PRU-0Mailbox@mod.uk



11SigX PRU, V14 Venning Barracks, Donnington, Telford, TF2 8JT
Tel: 01952 672728
Mil: 94480 2728
Email: 11SigX-PRU-Mailbox@mod.uk



160X PRU, The Barracks, Brecon, LD3 7EA
Tel: 01874 613457
Mil: 94351 2457
Email: 160X-PRU-Groupmailbox@mod.uk



1ArtyX PRU, Building 57 (ground floor), Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth, Wiltshire, SP9 7BQ
Tel: 01980 650872
Mil: 94342 2872
Email: 1ArtyX-SW-PRU-Mailbox@mod.uk



7X PRU (Colchester Office), Building D02, First Floor, Merville Barracks, Roman Camp, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT
Tel: 01206 817026
Mil: 94660 7026
Email: 7X-PRU-0Mailbox@mod.uk



11X PRU, Wavell House, Cavans Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LQ
Tel: 01252 787180
Mil: 94222 7180
Email: 11X-PRU-0-GroupMailbox@mod.uk



LONDIST PRU, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, Victoria, London, SW1E 6HQ
Tel: 0207 4143394
Mil: 94631 3394
Email: Londist-PRUGpMbox@mod.uk



1ArtyX PRU Satellite, Wyvern Barracks, Exeter, EX2 6AR
Tel: 01392 492449
Mil: 94348 2449
Email: 1ArtyX-SW-PRU-Mailbox@mod.uk



BFG PRU and PRC, Brydon House, building 136, Normandy Barracks. Bielefelder Str 54, 33104 Paderborn
Tel: 0049 (0) 5254 982 2526
Mil: 94879 2526
Email: BFG-HQ-PRU-0GpMailbox@mod.uk


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