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Gurkha Allied Rapid Reaction Corps - Support Battalion

Gurkha Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) Support Battalion

The Gurkha Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) Support Battalion is part of 1 (UK) Signal Brigade. The Battalion provides enabling and force protection support to the ARRC NATO Warfighting HQ on all operations.

The Battalion is currently at very high readiness, ready to deploy, build and sustain the ARRC HQ anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.

The Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion is unique within the Army due to its close working relationship with the ARRC HQ. The Battalion provides enabling and force protection support to the ARRC Warfighting HQ on all operations. The ARRC Support Battalion is currently at Very High Readiness and is ready to deploy, build and sustain the ARRC NATO Warfighting HQ anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.

The ARRC Support Battalion uses a large variety of different platforms and trades to enable the successful deployment and sustainability of the ARRC HQ.

Deploying from their base in Imjin Barracks, Gloucestershire, the Batallion will transport 1000 tonnes of equipment anywhere in the world by sea, rail, road or air. Upon arrival, the ARRC HQ working environment is established, transforming an area into a Corps Warfighting HQ capable of housing and sustaining over 1000 multi-national NATO partners.

The platforms used to ensure this can happen include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhanced Pallet Loading Systems (EPLS)
  • MASTIFF armoured vehicles
  • 15 Tonne MAN Trucks
  • CAT Generators

The Battalion employs a diverse range of tradesmen and women from across the Brigade of Gurkhas and other Corps of the British Army. This reflects its numerous roles and the broad range of equipment used.

  • Drivers
  • Chefs
  • Military Engineer (ME) Fitter – Equipment
  • ME Fitter – Utilities and Petroleum
  • ME Electrician
  • ME Plant Operator Mechanic (POM)
  • ME Draughtsman
  • Clerk of Works (Electrical)
  • Assault Pioneers
  • Signallers
Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion
Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion

Find out more about the Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

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