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HQ Regional Command

The Commands Role

Regional Command is the Army’s 2* headquarters for the UK, Nepal, Brunei and British Forces Germany (BFG).

We act as the proponent for UK Operations and deliver engagement with the civilian community. We are also responsible for Real Life Support to the Army and commands the UK stations, (local units), and garrisons.

Regional Commands outputs are delivered through ten 1* Regional Points of Command, (RPoC), which cover the whole of the UK and three overseas commands.

What we do

HQ Regional Command delivers the Army’s support service, facilities management, information, telecoms, IT, welfare services, security and guarding, UK civilian engagement, and provides operational command and funding to the Army Cadet Force, to list just a few.

How we do what we do

The Command is formed of branches which each have areas of functional responsibility. These branches are responsible for delivery of support and services across the Army, and in some cases across Defence.

RAF and soldiers, 2nd Bn The Duke of Lancaster Reg., working at river bank. Crown Copyright

UK Operations and Resilience

With UK Operations and Resilience we act as the coordinating body for the Army's support to civil authorities in the event of a crisis or large scale event within the UK requiring military support. The type of support provided is dependent on the situation, but can range from delivering niche capabilities that would be otherwise unavailable to civil authorities or augmenting capability through provision of additional manpower or assets. Past examples of the Army's involvement in supporting UK Resilience include: the Olympic Games in 2012, flooding in the South West of England in 2014 and flooding in the North West in 2016.

Adult Briefing Cadets

Army Cadets

At HQ Regional Command we are responsible for over 90,000 cadets and adult volunteers in over 2,000 locations nationwide, and these numbers continue to grow.

The Army Cadets aim to inspire young people between 12 and 18 years old to challenge their limits, grow their abilities and go further in life; we deliver this through the community-based Army Cadet Force and the school-based Combined Cadet Force, the latter also has cadets from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and RAF as well as Army Cadets.

HRH Prince of Wales meeting members of minority communities. Crown Copyright

Civil Engagement

Regional Command delivers the Army’s UK Engagement Mission which is to ensure that all communities throughout the UK understand the role of their Army and the varied tasks the Army undertakes in order to secure UK interests at home and abroad. We are working to ensure the Army of the future is well manned with the best talent and the right skills, and is fully representative of UK society.

If you would like further information or to arrange for the Army Engagement Team to visit your organisation, please contact RC-OpsEngt-CE-0Mailbox@mod.uk We also welcome enquiries and requests for visits from schools, colleges, community groups and employers.

AWS Support to families

Army Welfare Service

The Army Welfare Service is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals and families and the Chain of Command in order to maximize the operational effectiveness of our servicemen and women. The Army Welfare Service’s remit includes Regular Soldiers, their families and communities, the Army Reserve and Reservists and, in certain circumstances, Veterans, other Services and MoD civilians serving overseas.

The Army Welfare Service has 4 key delivery pillars: Personal Support, Community Support, Information (HIVE) Support and the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.

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