1st (United Kingdom) Division

British Army’s Light Role Adaptable Force

Headquarters 1st (UK) Division heads up the British Army’s Light Role Adaptable Force, optimised for the challenges of today, both at home and abroad. With approximately 16,500 Regular and 12,000 Army Reserve soldiers, the Division is configured to deliver ‘light role excellence’.


Our role

1 (UK) Division is:

  • Committed to the British Army's global operations, from Afghanistan to Cyprus.
  • Ready; with a light brigade at readiness for operations at all times.
  • Engaged. The whole of the Division is tasked with Defence Engagement around the world with other nations' armies.
  • Committed to UK resilience and on standby to assist the UK civil authorities.


  • Division Headquarters

    Imphal Barracks, York

  • HQ 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East

    Peronne Lines, Catterick Garrison

  • HQ 7th Infantry Brigade and HQ East

    Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell

  • HQ 11th Infantry Brigade and HQ South East

    Roebuck House, Aldershot

  • HQ 51st Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland

    Forthside Barracks, Stirling

  • HQ 102 Logistic Brigade

    Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham

  • HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade

    Headquarters, South Cerney, Gloucestershire

  • HQ 8 Engineer Brigade

    Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, Hampshire

  • 2nd Medical Brigade

    Headquarters, Strensall, North Yorkshire

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