Army Headquarters (United Kingdom)

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Army Headquarters
Active 2011 - Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Command
Garrison/HQ Andover
General Sir Peter Wall

Army Headquarters is a new British Army command formation based at Andover. The equivalent in the Royal Navy is Navy Command Headquarters at Portsmouth and the equivalent in the Royal Air Force is Headquarters Air Command at High Wycombe.

Entrance to Army Headquarters


The British Army's new Headquarters, which employs more than 2,000 military and civilian personnel, is located at Marlborough Lines in Andover.[1] Under a major army command reorganisation effective 1 November 2011 the Chief of the General Staff took direct command of the Army through a new structure known as "Army Headquarters".[2][3] It was formerly commanded by a four star named Commander-in-Chief Land Forces.


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The British Army is now commanded by the Chief of the General Staff. Reporting to the Chief of the General Staff are: the Commander Land Forces, the Adjutant-General and the Commander Force Development and Training. The Commander Land Forces is responsible for generating and preparing forces for current and contingency operations, the Adjutant-General is responsible for developing the Army's personnel policies and supporting its people and the Commander Force Development and Training is responsible for recruiting and training the Army, and developing its capability, sustainability and doctrine.[4]


  1. ^ New Army's HQ Land Forces base is opened in Andover BBC News, 9 September 2010
  2. ^ Army Command reorganization Defence Marketing Intelligence, 10 November 2011
  3. ^ Higher Command
  4. ^ Army conducts Top Level Organisational Review Defence News, 9 December 2009

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