cutting-edge enabling capabilities

Force Troops Command

Headquarters Force Troops Command

Headquarters Force Troops Command (FTC) is the largest formation in the British Army. It commands units that provide Combat Support, Command Support, certain Combat Service Support and specialist support to the Reaction and Adaptable Forces.

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Scalable, integrated capability

From its Headquarters in Wiltshire, the Command brings together a number specialists with the skills required to help prepare and deliver operations at home and abroad.

Delivering combat support, command support and specialist logistics support, the troops of FTC comprise the largest of the Army formations, essentially one-third of the Whole Force.

Over recent years, FTC has delivered operational successes in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iraq and Nepal while at the same time supporting multiple UK counter-terrorism activities and other operations.

HQ FTC has a structure of ten specialist brigades that continue to deliver unique capabilities that have benefit for the Army, for Defence and the wider Government.

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Joint Ground Based Air Defence Headquarters

Joint Ground Based Air Defence Headquarters (JT GBAD HQ) is responsible for delivery a coherent and effective Ground Based Air Defence capability and an Air Picture to the Land Environment to support UK Operations. 

JT GBAD comprises a Headquarters, 2 Regular Regiments; 12 Regiment RA and 16th Regiment RA, 1 Reserve Regiment; 106 (Y) Regiment RA and one Support Unit; 42 Battery.

FTC Brigades

  • 1st Artillery Brigade

    Headquarters, Tidworth, Wiltshire

  • 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade

    Headquarters, Upavon, Wiltshire

  • 8 Engineer Brigade

    Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, Hampshire

  • 1st (United Kingdom) Signal Brigade

    Imjin Barracks, Innsworth, Gloucester

  • 11th Signal Brigade and HQ West Midlands

    Venning Barracks, Donnington, Shropshire

  • 104 Logistic Support Brigade

    Headquarters, South Cerney, Gloucestershire

  • 2nd Medical Brigade

    Headquarters, Strensall, North Yorkshire

  • 1st Military Police Brigade

    Andover, Hampshire

  • 77th Brigade

    Hermitage Barracks, Berkshire

  • Joint Ground Based Air Defence

    RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire