104th Logistic Support Brigade (United Kingdom)

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104th Logistic Support Brigade
104th Logistic Support Badge.jpg
Active 1993–Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Logistics
Part of Force Troops Command
Garrison/HQ Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney

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

Roles[edit]

The Brigade commands Land Forces' logistic enabling capabilities:[1]

  • Postal and Courier Services.
  • Movement Control.
  • Air Dispatch.
  • Port and Maritime (which includes a Vehicle Specialist).
  • Operational Hygiene.
  • Attached medical assets, field hospitals, field ambulances and medical support squadrons.
  • Mortuary Affairs.

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 the Joint Air Mounting Centre (JAMC) at Duke of Gloucester Barracks and facilitates, through 17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC, the Sea Mounting Centre (SMC) at Marchwood Military Port, near Southampton, 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.

Structure[edit]

The brigade consists of the following units:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "104 Logistic Support Brigade". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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