2nd Medical Regiment

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2 Medical Regiment
Active 4 July 2008 - present
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Royal Army Medical Corps
Part of 102 Logistic Brigade, 1st (United Kingdom) Division
Garrison/HQ North Luffenham
Motto(s) "In Arduis Fidelis" (Steadfast in Adversity)
Colors Dull Cherry, Royal Blue, Old Gold,
Equipment Mastiff

2nd Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps, is the task Medical Regiment of 102 Logistic Brigade. A written statement in December 2016 stated that it will be rationalised, with all manpower in this unit being redeployed to other areas of the British Army.[1]

History[edit]

2nd Medical Regiment was officially formed on 4 July 2008 following the amalgamation of (A)29 Squadron and (B)28 Squadron of 1 Close Support Medical Regiment. The Regiment was based at Bergen-Hohne Garrison in Germany from its inception.[2]

In March 2009, the Regiment was deployed to Afghanistan on its first full operational deployment, contributing to Operation Herrick as the major component of the Joint Force Medical Group. The majority of the Regiment was deployed to Helmand Province, with detachments in Kandahar and Kabul. The Regiment returned to Hohne in October 2009.[3]

In June 2015, 2nd Medical Regiment was reformed to Adaptable Force (AF) under Army 2020 and were re-based to St George's Barracks in Rutland, North Luffenham. 2nd Medical Regiment are "hybrid" in nature, with one Medical Squadron (29 Medical Squadron) being a full-time regular deployable Squadron, with two Area Support (Reserve) Squadrons based in Leicester and Hull.[4]

2nd Medical Regiment serves 1st (United Kingdom) Division and is part of the Allied Forces Medical Group under 102 Logistic Brigade.[5]

In June 2015, the Regiment marched out of Hohne Garrison to complete its re-basing.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strategic Defence and Security Review - Army:Written statement - HCWS367 - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  2. ^ "1st and 2nd Medical Regiments". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Flintoff and Gary Lineker caught in Taliban attack on Afghanistan visit". Daily Mirror. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Freedom of Information Request" (PDF). Army Headquarters. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "2nd Medical Regiment". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Albermarle Barracks soldiers head for Northumberland pubs after 17 years in Bergen". Chronicle. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2016.