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 14,000 Regular and 11,000 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.

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