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20th Armoured Brigade to replace 3 Commando Brigade in Helmand

July 14, 2011

20th Armoured Brigade will replace 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines in October 2011 as the lead formation of British troops in Helmand province, Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced yesterday.

The UK’s conventional force level will remain at 9,500 for the duration of the deployment.

To read the full list of forces deploying to Afghanistan as part of 20 Armoured Brigade, click on the image below.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, part of 20th Armoured Brigade, taking part in Exercise Prairie Thunder in Canada last year in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan. Picture: Cpl James Williams, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010

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