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HQ 1st Artillery Brigade

Headquarters 1st Artillery Brigade commands the majority of the Army’s Close Support Artillery Regiments and provides special-to-arm oversight for the two Very High Readiness regiments in the Air Assault and Commando Brigades. The Joint Fires specialists from company to corps, the officers and soldiers of the Brigade are responsible for the artillery provision to warfighting and integrating joint fires through the provision of Targeting, Battlespace Management, and Air Land Integration. The Brigade Headquarters also provides the Joint Fires expertise to 3 (UK) Divisional Headquarters when deployed on exercise and operations.

1st Artillery Brigade comprises 10 units; 5 Regular and 5 Reserve. The Brigade units are located all across the UK and in Gutersloh, Germany and are equipped with AS90, Light Gun, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and other Precision Fires assets. The Brigade also provides the majority of the Army’s Joint Tactical Air Controllers, who direct aircraft in support of ground warfighting operations.

1st Artillery Brigade is part of Force Troops Command which provides combat support, combat service support and command support to the Army, the other Services and the UK Government.

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