Headquarters

Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

Unified, Integrated, Ready

As a High Readiness (Land) Force, HQ ARRC is ready to deploy under NATO, EU, coalition or a national force to undertake Combined and Joint operations across the operational spectrum.

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Our Role

Under its leading NATO role within UK Defence, ARRC operates as a 3-Star headquarters, in Gloucestershire, with more than 400 permanent staff from more than 20 nations contributing to NATO activity every day.

Its unique structure allows the ARRC to operate as a Corps Headquarters, a Land Force Component Command, a Joint Task Force Headquarters, or to augment ongoing operations with select staff capabilities.

It also assumes the role of the NATO Response Force (NRF) Land Component Command on a rotational basis, which demands personnel of high levels of fitness, training, education and readiness to deploy.

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Timeline

  1. 1992

    The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps was formed to conduct specific NATO missions in Europe at the end of the Cold War.

  2. 1995 - 1996

    Deployed on operations to Bosnia Herzegovina as part of the NATO led Peace Implementation Force. 

  3. 1998 - 1999

    Deployed on operations Kosovo.

  4. 2006

    Deployed on a nine month tour to Afghanistan assuming command of HQ International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

  5. 2008

    Provided two teams to mentor Iraqi forces in Basra.

  6. 2010

    Relocated from Germany to Imjin Barracks in Gloucestershire.

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