11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands

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11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands
11th Signal Brigade logo.jpg
Active 1967 - Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Communications brigade
Size Brigade
Part of Force Troops Command
Garrison/HQ Venning Barracks, Donnington, Shropshire, England.

The 11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands is a communications formation of the British Army's Royal Corps of Signals. Its headquarters is located at Venning Barracks, in Donnington in Shropshire.

History[edit]

The brigade was formed as 11th Signal Group in Liverpool in 1967: it became 11th Signal Brigade in 1982, was redsignated 11th (ARRC) Signal Brigade in 1992 and then reverted to 11th Signal Brigade in 1997.[1] In November 2014, 11 Signal Brigade amalgamated with 143 (West Midlands) Brigade to create a new formation, based at Venning Barracks in Donnington, called 11th Signal Brigade and Headquarters West Midlands, with an additional role as a regional brigade for army regular and reserve units in the West Midlands counties. A formation parade took place at Donnington on 15 November 2014.[2]

Role[edit]

The brigade's role is to provide administrative support for around 8,000 Army personnel who are based in the region, as well as forming a vital link between the Army and its local communities.[3] The Brigade has five Regular Army signal regiments and five Army Reserve Signal regiments. Under Army 2020, it is the Regional Point of Command for the West Midlands.[4]In addition, it has command responsibilities for the Army Cadet Forces and some of the Army Reserve units in the region.[3]

Structure[edit]

The brigade consists of the following units:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lord, Cliff (2014). "The Royal Corps of Signals: Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001), and Its Antecedents". Helion & Co. p. 131. ISBN 978-1874622925. 
  2. ^ "Flag is flying for new Army brigade". Shropshire Star. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "HQ 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Flag raising at Telford barracks marks new Army brigade". BBC. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Army 2020 Report" (PDF).