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 Reserve Army units that have the capability to carry out a wide range of missions.
'The Black Rats' are the lead light brigade in the newly formed Joint Expeditionary Force (Land), to provide a scalable and widely employable non-standing force to suit niche or small to medium operations. This new formation is also capable of providing the core of a manoeuvre support brigade within a Vanguard division in a warfighting scenario.
The Brigade was established on 1 December 2014 and is headquartered in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. In 2019 The Brigade Headquarters moves to new facilities at Bourlon Barracks.
The Light Dragoons
Gaza Barracks, Jaffa Road, Catterick Garrison
The Queen's Own Yeomanry
Fenham Barracks, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
The Dale Barracks, Chester
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
HQ 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ Northeast
Peronne Lines, Scotton Road, Catterick Garrison
More than 1,600 troops and 1,000 vehicles and equipment have completed the 2,500km journey to Norway as the initial phase of Exercise Trident Juncture.
Nearly 400 soldiers from Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire were awarded operational medals at a special presentation at Richmond Castle.