HQ 160th (Welsh) Brigade


Brigade Role

Headquarters 160th (Welsh) Brigade is the one of the Army’s Adaptable Force Brigades. They provide headquarters and units for lengthy operations, standing commitments, overseas Defence Engagement, and UK civil engagement.

As Headquarters Wales the Brigade looks after all Army units in Wales and is responsible for providing Firm Base support for all Regular, Reserve, Army Cadet Force units and University Officer Training Corps.


Brigade Units

14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare)
The Royal Monmouthshire RE (Militia)
3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh
157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC
Wales UOTC
203 Field Hospital
Infantry Battle School
101 Battalion REME
104 Regiment Royal Artillery
1st Battalion The Rifles
6th Battalion The Rifles
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment
2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment

Brigade History

  1. 1908

    The Welsh Division of the Territorial Force originated in 1908 with the North Wales, South Wales and Cheshire Infantry Brigades under command.

  2. 1920

    The Territorial Force was reconstituted as 53rd (Welsh) Division, commanding the North Wales, South Wales and Welsh Border Brigades.

  3. WW1

    160 Brigade served in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine.

  4. WW2

    160 Infantry Brigade served with 7th Armoured Division, 52 Infantry Division but predominately 53rd (Welsh) Division in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

  5. 2014

    The Brigade became 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales.