104th Logistic Support Brigade (United Kingdom)

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104 Logistic Support Brigade is a logistics brigade of the British Army.


The Brigade commands Land Forces' logistic enabling capabilities:

  • Postal and Courier Services.
  • Movement Control.
  • Air Dispatch.
  • Port and Maritime (which includes a Vehicle Specialist and Railway capability).
  • Many Pioneer effects.

In addition the Brigade delivers a Military Working Dogs capability; commanding a Military Working Dogs Support Squadron (one of 5 - the others being 101 and 102 Logistic Brigades). The force elements that provide these capabilities are Joint enablers as they enable and support all deployed components.

With these capabilities, the Brigade activates strategic and operational Lines of Communications; mounting and deploying forces that provide specialist logistic support effects in support of joint expeditionary and enduring operations.

The Brigade Headquarters provides operational command to 5 Regular and 4 Territorial Army (TA) units; of which 8 are Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) and 1 is Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC). The TA units are grouped under 2 Logistic Support Group RLC(V), which is commanded by an RLC TA Colonel. Training and force preparation is collaborative between the Regular and TA.

Over and above deploying forces to enable and support world-wide operations and overseas training exercises, the Brigade operates both the Sea Mounting Centre (SMC) at the military port of Marchwood and the Joint Air Mounting Centre (JAMC) at Duke of Gloucester Barracks ensuring that the UK end of deployments are fully enabled and effective at all times. The headquarters itself is deployable in the Force Support command and control role.


As of 8 July 2007 it was under the command of Brigadier Johnathan Downes, OBE (Also Cdr, JFLogC), and had a staff of eight other personnel. The Brigade itself consisted of the following regiments:

  • 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC
    • Based in Marchwood Military Port near Southampton, the British Army's deployable port, rail, and LOTS capability.
    • Runs the Sea Mounting Centre in Marchwood.
  • 24 Regiment RLC
    • Based in Bielefeld, Germany.
    • Provides fixed postal support for Germany based units.
    • Provides deployable movement control (MOVCON) support.
    • Provides deployable postal and courier (PCS) support.
  • 29 Regiment RLC
    • Based at Duke of Gloucester Barracks near Swindon.
    • Runs the Joint Air Mounting Center.
    • Provides deployable movement control (MOVCON) support.
    • Provides deployable postal and courier (PCS) support.


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