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4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East

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Adaptable Force Brigade

4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East is a new adaptable force brigade based in Yorkshire and the North East of England. This new formation comprises Regular and Army Reserve units who have the capability to carry out a wide range of missions.

The Brigade was established on 1 December 2014 and its headquartered in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.


  • The Light Dragoons

    Gaza Barracks, Jaffa Road, Catterick Garrison

  • The Queen's Own Yeomanry

    Fenham Barracks, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

    Weeton Barracks, Weeton

  • 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

    Kimberley Barracks, Preston

  • 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

    Somme Barracks, Horne Road, Catterick Garrison

  • 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

    Worsley Barracks, Hospital Field Road, Fulford, York


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