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
Commanders
Current
commander
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

History[edit]

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.

Structure[edit]

British Army
Flag of the British Army.svg

Components
British Army
Army Reserve
List of current regiments
Structure of the British Army
Administration
Army Headquarters
Overseas Deployments
British Forces Germany
British Forces Cyprus
British Forces Falkland Islands
British Forces Gibraltar
British Garrison Brunei
Equipment
British military rifles
Modern Equipment
History
History of the British Army
Timeline of the British Army
Recruitment in the British Army
Personnel
List of senior officers
Officer rank insignia
Other ranks rank insignia
British Army Portal
Portal to other related sites

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]

References[edit]

  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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