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Corps, regiments and units

Corps, regiments and units

The command structure is hierarchical with divisions and brigades responsible for administering groupings of smaller units. Major Units are regiment or battalion-sized with minor units being smaller, either company sized sub-units or platoons. All units within the service are either Regular or Army Reserve, or a combination with sub-units of each type.

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Adjutant General's Corps

Adjutant General's Corps

The Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) is one of the largest Corps in the British Army and provides support in the form of Combat Human Resources Specialists, Military Police, Military Provost Staff, Military Provost Guard Service, Educational and Training Services and Army Legal Services.
Army Air Corps

Army Air Corps

Specialism:
Aviation
The Army Air Corps (AAC) is the combat aviation arm of the British Army. Recognisable by their distinctive blue berets, AAC soldiers deliver awesome firepower from battlefield helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to overwhelm and defeat enemy forces.
Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY
Army Medical Services

Army Medical Services

Specialism:
Medical
The Army Medical Services (AMS) can deploy at short notice anywhere in the world to provide medical support.
Brigade of Gurkhas

Brigade of Gurkhas

The history of the service of the Brigade of Gurkhas to the British Crown goes back as far as 1815. Since then the Brigade has conducted itself with distinction during numerous conflicts worldwide. Prior to 1997 the Brigade's focus was in the Far East but following the handover of Hong Kong it moved to the UK which is now its base.
Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas, Robertson House, Camberley, GU15 4PQ
Intelligence Corps

Intelligence Corps

Specialism:
Intelligence
The Intelligence Corps is the intelligence gathering wing of the British Army. With 1,850 Regular and 1,350 Reserve personnel, it’s one of the smallest corps in the Army – but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in influence.
Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5PR
Small Arms School Corps

Small Arms School Corps

The Small Arms School Corps (SASC) advise and instruct Infantry weapon trainers. They are responsible for maintaining the proficiency in the use of small arms, support weapons and range management.
Coldstream Guards

Coldstream Guards

Specialism:
Infantry
As the oldest continuously serving regiment in the British Army, the Coldstream Guards is well known for its high-profile ceremonial duties – but it’s an infantry unit first and foremost, with a hard-won reputation as an elite fighting force.
Victoria Barracks, Sheet St, Windsor SL4 1HF
60 Petty France, London SW1H 9EU
Grenadier Guards

Grenadier Guards

Specialism:
Infantry
The Grenadier Guards is one of oldest and most iconic regiments in the British Army. Whether they’re fighting on the front line or guarding a royal palace, Grenadier Guards are renowned for their determination, loyalty and grit.
Irish Guards

Irish Guards

Specialism:
Infantry
The Irish Guards – known affectionately throughout the Army as ‘the Micks’ – is an Irish regiment which has proven its loyalty and grit on many tough operations. Its soldiers also take great pride in guarding the royal palaces every three years.
London Guards

London Guards

Specialism:
Infantry
1st Battalion London Guards are the Army Reserve for the Guards Division. It provides highly trained infantry soldiers to reinforce the five regiments of the Foot Guards on operations all over the world. The battalion offers a range of capabilities with specialisms in both individual and support weapons.
Mercian Regiment

Mercian Regiment

Specialism:
Infantry
Composed of two regular and one reserve battalion, The Mercian Regiment weaves the strength and agility of the light role, and the devastating power and speed of the armoured role to fearsome effect on exercise and operations.
Whittington Barracks, Heath Avenue, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9TJ
Parachute Regiment

Parachute Regiment

Specialism:
Infantry
The Parachute Regiment leads from the front as airborne Infantry. Of the four battalions, one is permanently at High Readiness for world wide intervention operations. 1 PARA is in role as the Special Forces Support Group
Merville Barracks, Circular Road South, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT
Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Specialism:
Infantry
The Tigers are a flexible, fighting Regiment – we thrive and deliver excellence on complex, tough operations. We are forward looking, yet fiercely proud of our forebear Regiments whose fighting spirit, values and traditions thrive in today’s Regiment.
HM Tower of London
Royal Gibraltar Regiment

Royal Gibraltar Regiment

Specialism:
Infantry
A Regiment of the British Army, defending Gibraltar since 1939, in all major theatres since 1969. Part of the Queen's Division of Infantry.
Royal Gurkha Rifles

Royal Gurkha Rifles

Specialism:
Infantry
The Gurkhas are a unique unit in the Army with a reputation of being amongst the finest and most feared soldiers in the world. All Gurkha soldiers are recruited in Nepal. British Officers are recruited from across the UK and Commonwealth.
The Royal Gurkha Rifles, Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas Robertson House, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4PQ
Royal Irish Regiment

Royal Irish Regiment

Specialism:
Infantry
Built with fighting spirit, tradition, and Irish character, we are the only Irish Infantry Regiment of the line in the British Army. We recruit people of the right quality and calibre right across the island of Ireland, all parts of the UK, and beyond.
RHQ – PALACE BARRACKS, HOLYWOOD, BELFAST BT18 9RA
Royal Regiment of Scotland

Royal Regiment of Scotland

Specialism:
Infantry
We are Scotland's Infantry Regiment forming a core part of the British Army's combat capability.
Regimental Headquarters The Royal Regiment of Scotland The Castle Edinburgh EH1 2YT
Scots Guards

Scots Guards

Specialism:
Infantry
Since its formation more than 375 years ago, the Scots Guards has forged a reputation as one of the toughest fighting units in the British Army. As a mechanised regiment, it uses Mastiff and Jackal 2 armoured vehicles to engage enemy troops
Welsh Guards

Welsh Guards

Specialism:
Infantry
As well as their high-profile ceremonial role as guardians of the royal palaces, Welsh Guards are infantry soldiers with a formidable reputation on the battlefield. Despite their light infantry roots, they are currently deployed in a light mechanical role, using Foxhound vehicles to get around.
1st BATTALION WELSH GUARDS Combermere Barracks, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DN
Yorkshire Regiment

Yorkshire Regiment

At the forefront of operations across the globe, The Yorkshire Regiment is renowned for its operational excellence and as the ‘Best Sporting Regiment in the Army’.