ARRC in the Media

Click the links to see and hear about the ARRC in news outlets from the UK and around the world.

Security bureau chief: strong Polish-British relations good for European security

22 Feb 2017
The head of Poland’s National Security Bureau (BBN), Paweł Soloch, has said that strong Polish-British relations serve to "maintain the UK’s participation in Europe's defence system including after it leaves the EU".

Gloucestershire troops will be on front line amid fears Putin will start World War Three

13 Jan 2017
Military chiefs at the Imjin barracks in Innsworth spearhead a joint force of 5,000 troops which is on standby in case hostilities between NATO and Moscow escalate as thousands of American troops and hundreds of tanks make their way to the border between Poland and Russia.

UK steps up to take command of NATO task force

11 Jan 2017
UK forces have taken command of NATO’s Response Force’s Land Component and its flagship Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), committing thousands of troops to be on standby and ready to deploy within days.

An incredibly important ceremony took place at Imjin Barracks today - this is why

11 Jan 2017

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corp, based at Imjin Barracks in Innsworth has just taken responsibility for the ground element of the NATO Reaction Force 2017. It assumed command today at a ceremony where the previous commander Lt Gen Francisco Varelal of the NRDC of the Spanish army handed the command banner to the commander of the ARRC Lt Gen Tim Radford.

Everything there is to know about the ARRC and its new role

11 Jan 2017

When the heads of the NATO countries met in Newport in Wales 2014 they decided to increase the alliance's ability to respond quickly, and together to emerging threats. The two major issues driving the decision to create the NATO Response Force was the threat from an increasingly aggressive Russia on the eastern border of the alliance and from so-called Islamic State in the Middle East. As part of the improved NRF the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force was also created.

UK Takes Command Of NATO Response Force

11 Jan 2017

Responsibility for NATO's principle response force has officially passed to the UK this morning. The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps or ARRC based in Gloucestershire is now in command of the enhanced NATO Response Force which must be ready to deploy to any global threat within hours. 

How do soldiers from 21 different countries celebrate Christmas in Gloucester?

28 Dec 2016

Moving your whole family to a completely new country can be a struggle for anybody – especially when it might mean fighting for your country at a moment's notice. So how do foreign soldiers based in Gloucester enjoy the Christmas period away from their family home? Troops at the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps at Imjin Barracks in Innsworth come from 21 different nations from Canada to Ghana and Albania.

The spirit of Christmas highlighted by soldiers in Tewkesbury

15 Dec 2016

A uniquely multi-lingual carol service took place in Tewkesbury Abbey. The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps held a multi-national carol service in the ancient church.Dignitaries, including the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter, attended, as well as service members from ARRC's Innsworth base and 1 Signal Brigade.

Preparing For High Readiness In Germany

6 Dec 2016
With 2017 fast approaching, preparations for NATO's rapid reaction force are coming to an end. The alliance's plan is to set up four battle groups with a total of 4,000 troops, backed up by a 40,000-strong rapid-reaction force. Forces TV has been to the Sennelager Ranges in Germany, where Britain's 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade has been preparing itself.

Innsworth nursery celebrates 'outstanding' success with latest Ofsted findings

29 Nov 2016
Families and staff have reason to celebrate at the nursery set up to serve military families in Innsworth, after OFSTED inspectors rated it as outstanding. The Old Station Nursery, set up to care for children of the families at HQ ARRC in Innsworth, has been graded 'outstanding' in all areas.

ARRC übt Gefecht in sozialen Netzwerken

18 Nov 2016
Der im südenglischen Gloucester stationierte Stab des NATO-Hauptquartiers ( HQ) Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) trainiert bei Trident Juncture 16 mit einer Gefechtsstandübung die Führung des Gefechts im Informationszeitalter. Gleichzeitig wird das HQ für die NATO Response Force (NRF) für 2017 zertifiziert. Verantwortlich dafür ist der Dienstälteste Deutsche Offizier, Oberst i.G. Frank Düwel.

Bravery of sick veteran on Remembrance Day: Pictures and video from around Gloucestershire

14 Nov 2016
Thousands of people across Gloucestershire were determined to remember the fallen on Remembrance Sunday. Officers and soldiers of Support Battalion Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC Sp Bn) marched through Tewkesbury before attending a service at the Abbey and a wreath laying ceremony.



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