1st Signal Brigade (United Kingdom)
1st Signal Brigade (United Kingdom) is based in Gloucester and commands, prepares and generates forces which are held at high states of readiness to support current and future operations all over the world. Professional, motivated and innovative, brigade units deliver robust and resilient Combat Command Support (capabilities which assist commanders in the exercise of command), Communications Information Systems and Real Life Support (accommodation, power, medical support, feeding) to formations including:
• The NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC)
• The Joint Rapid Reaction Force
• The Vanguard Aviation Force
• The Air Assault Task Force
• The Vanguard Field Hospital
• The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
1st (United Kingdom) Signal Brigade is made up of four specialist units, some of which are equipped with some of the most up to date communications technology in the British Army. Each unit is trained to carry out a unique and challenging role in support of the overall brigade mission and is prepared to deploy at short notice anywhere in the world.
22nd Signal Regiment, based in Stafford and Innsworth, deliver Information Communication Systems to the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters at their permanent base in Gloucester and when deployed on exercises or operations overseas anywhere across the globe. The regiment innovates using new and existing systems to provide robust and reliable communications that enable the command and control of a large multi-national force across the spectrum of conflict.
ARRC Support Battalion, based in Innsworth, provide a bespoke and resilient staff working environment which can be deployed anywhere in the world at short notice to allow the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters to carry out their command role in any type of conflict. The battalion also provides the crucial real life support and protection that enables this key Headquarters to focus on its operational role.
30th Signal Regiment, based in Bramcote, is a high readiness unit that provides bespoke communications support to the Joint Rapid Reaction Force, Vanguard Aviation Force, Air Assault Task Force, Vanguard Field Hospital and Allied Rapid Reaction Force Headquarters. The regiment has small specialist teams prepared to deploy to trouble spots worldwide at a moments notice to provide communications for military planners and liaison staff. 30th Sig Regt also forms the HQ for the Queen’s Gurkha Signals.
299 Signal Squadron (Special Communications) is a small specialist unit that provides communications and command support direct to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office overseas operations.
Updated October 2015