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HQ Regional Command

The Commands Role

Regional Command is the Army’s 2* headquarters for the United Kingdom, (UK), British Forces Germany (BFG), Nepal and Brunei. It delivers Real Life Support to the Army, engagement with the civilian community and acts as the proponent for UK Operations.

Delivery is enabled through Regional Points of Command, (RPOCs), that are located across the UK and three overseas Commands.


Region Command is organised into staff branches to deliver required outputs: Plans/ Information Superiority/ Security, Support, Operations and Engagement, Personnel, Medical, Welfare and Army Cadets.

RAF and soldiers, 2nd Bn The Duke of Lancaster Reg., working at river bank. Crown Copyright

UK Operations and Resilience

Regional Command acts as the coordinating body for the Army's support to civil authorities, in the event of a crisis or large scale event that requires military support. The type of support provided is dependent on the situation, but can range from delivering niche capabilities, which would otherwise be unavailable to civil authorities, or augmenting capability through provision of additional manpower or assets. Past examples of the Army's involvement in supporting UK Resilience include: Floods (North West 2016, South West 2014), the Olympic Games (2012), Foot and Mouth (2001).

Adult Briefing Cadets

Army Cadets

Cade Branch are responsible for over 90,000 cadets and adult volunteers in over 2,000 locations nationwide, and these numbers continue to grow.

The Army Cadets aim to inspire young people between 12 and 18 years old to challenge their limits, grow their abilities and go further in life; we deliver this through the community-based Army Cadet Force and the school-based Combined Cadet Force, the latter also has cadets from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.

HRH Prince of Wales meeting members of minority communities. Crown Copyright

Civil Engagement

Regional Command delivers the Army’s UK Engagement Mission which is to ensure that all communities throughout the UK understand the role of their Army and the varied tasks the Army undertakes in order to secure UK interests at home and abroad. We are working to ensure the Army of the future is well manned with the best talent and the right skills, and is fully representative of UK society.

If you would like further information or to arrange for the Army Engagement Team to visit your organisation, please contact RC-OpsEngt-CE-0Mailbox@mod.uk We also welcome enquiries and requests for visits from schools, colleges, community groups and employers.

AWS Support to families

Army Welfare Service

The Army Welfare Service is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals and families and the Chain of Command in order to maximize the operational effectiveness of our servicemen and women. The Army Welfare Service’s remit includes Regular Soldiers, their families and communities, the Army Reserve and Reservists and, in certain circumstances, Veterans, other Services and MoD civilians serving overseas.

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