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4th Mechanized Brigade to replace 12th Mechanized Brigade in Helmand

July 11, 2012

4th Mechanized Brigade will replace 12th Mechanized Brigade in October 2012 as the lead formation of British troops in Helmand province.

A soldier from 4th Mechanized Brigade

A soldier from 4th Mechanized Brigade checks his compass during a training exercise in the Jordanian desert (stock image). Picture: Sergeant Mike Fletcher RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010

The HERRICK 17 roulement reflects the fact that conventional UK forces will draw down by 500 over the remainder of this year, as previously announced.

In addition to the list of formed units, individual augmentees from each of the Services will continue to deploy as part of this integrated force package. In total we expect 1,138 individual augmentees to deploy on operations. This will be comprised of 168 Royal Navy personnel, 344 Army personnel and 626 Royal Air Force personnel.

Volunteer and ex-Regular members of the Reserve Forces will continue to deploy to Afghanistan as part of this integrated force package, and we expect to issue around 575 call-out notices.

On completion of their mobilisation procedures, the reservists will undertake a period of training and, where applicable, integration with their respective receiving units.

The majority will serve on operations for six or so months. As part of this commitment, we expect up to six members of the sponsored reserves to be in theatre at any one time.

The roulement statement lists units due to deploy on operations as part of HERRICK 17 where the contribution from each unit totals ten or more personnel. This list is correct at time of publication but should the UK’s operational requirement unexpectedly change it is possible that the envisaged size and formation of each unit may in turn alter.

The full list of forces deploying as part of 4th Mechanized Brigade is available on the MOD website.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    July 11, 2012 14:50

    IT WILL BE WONDERFUL WHEN ALL OF OUR BOYS AND GIRLS ARE DEPLOYED, WE THANK THEM FOR ALL THEY ARE DOING AND HAVE DONE – WE TRULY HAVE THE BEST ARMED FORCES IN THE WORLD. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF THEM. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET. GOD BLESS

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    July 11, 2012 16:55

    A turnover need to a continuos training and an integrations of NATO and Afghan forces, to mantain a level requested by Afghanistan’s situation, that need to be consolidate on time to avoid the loss of all just now conquered. Our soldiers prosecute their duty and continue on their sacrifices for us. thanks, buddies claudio alpaca

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