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Adaptable Force

38 (Irish) Brigade

Light role

38 (Irish) Brigade is a light role infantry brigade within the Adaptable Force. As an Adaptable Force brigade, 38 (Irish) Brigade conducts a wide range of activity.

It trains for and delivers warfighting capabilities; it trains and supports indigenous forces overseas; and it supports local authorities and emergency services in national resilience efforts to mitigate the impact of natural and other disasters in Northern Ireland and the UK.

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Brigade Units

38 (Irish) Brigade has its headquarters in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn. The infantry troops under command are:

38 (Irish) Brigade also has responsibilities to support Northern Ireland’s 2,000 Army Reservists and 3,000 Cadets.

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Reserve Units

  • The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry
  • 206 (Ulster) Battery 105 Regiment Royal Artillery
  • 591 (North Irish Horse) Signal Squadron 32 Signal Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment
  • 152 (North Irish) Fuel Support Regiment RLC
  • 253 (North Irish) Medical Regiment
  • 204 (North Irish) Field Hospital
  • 157 Field Company 106 Battalion REME
  • 62 Company 6 Military Intelligence Battalion
  • Queen's University Officers' Training Corps

Brigade Headquarters

  • 38 (Irish) Brigade Headquarters

    Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn