UK Armed Forces Overseas Units/Commands

Introduction

The UK Armed Forces maintains a number of units/commands around the globe, including:

British Forces Gibraltar

The four (4) principle Units and Commands operating out of British Forces Gibraltar are:

British Forces South Atlantic Islands

British Forces South Atlantic Islands is a tri-Service organisation containing:

British Forces Cyprus

British Forces Cyprus (BFC) is made up of five (5) main sites (https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/cyprus/):

  1. Episkopi and Troodos:
    • Episkopi and Troodos Station (Resident Infantry Battalion).
    • Administration Support Unit.
    • DFRMO (Episkopi).
    • DFRMO (Troodos).
    • Housing Community Support Office.
    • Military Training Wing.
    • Security.
  2. RAF Akrotiri:
    • https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/stations/rafakrotiri/.
    • Akrotiri Station:
      • Cyprus Operations Support Unit HQ.
      • Defence Fire and Rescue Management Organisation (DFRMO) (Akrotiri).
    • Base Support Wing:
      • Chaplaincy.
      • Personnel Management Squadron.
      • Personnel Support Flight.
      • Safety, Health, Environment & Fire.
      • Estate Management Squadron.
      • Security Flight.
    • Engineering Wing:
      • Engineering Operations.
      • Engineering Wing Administration.
      • Joint Engineering Squadron Air.
      • Joint Engineering Squadron CS.
      • Standards & Training.
      • Total Safety.
      • Quality & Continuous Improvement Team.
    • Logistics Wing:
      • Air Mobility Force.
      • Joint Logistics Squadron.
      • Joint Movements Squadron.
      • Mechanical Transport.
      • Movements Operations.
    • Operations Wing:
      • 84 Squadron.
      • Air Operations.
      • Air Safety.
      • Air Traffic Control.
      • Ground Operations.
      • Intelligence Cell.
      • MET Office.
  3. Dhekeli:
    • Dhekelia Station (Resident Infantry Battalion).
    • DFRMO (Dhekelia).
    • Joint Services Adventure Training Wing (Cyprus).
  4. Ayios Nikolaos.

BFC also has a number of Lodger units:

  • British High Commission.
  • Cyprus Joint Police Unit.
  • Cyprus Joint Security Unit.
  • Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation.
  • HQ BRITCON.
  • Defence Digital Cyprus.
  • Programme Management Office.
  • Joint Education & Training Service.
  • Joint Services Health Unit.
  • Joint Service Signal Unit (Cyprus).
  • SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity.
  • 1 Military Working Dogs.

Other BFC Branches:

  • Security Force Police.
  • Command Legal.
  • Commercial.
  • HQ BFC/SBAA DBS Wellbeing.
  • Estates.
  • HIVE Information Service.
  • Medical Group.
  • RAF Legal.
  • Safety, Health & Environment.
  • Programme Management Office.

In addition to the Lodger units are Sovereign Base Areas Administration (SBAA) units (https://www.sbaadministration.org/):

  • SBAA Administration.
  • SBA Police HQ.
  • Attorney General & Legal Advisors.
  • Akrotiri Area Office.
  • SBAA Court.
  • Dhekelia Area Office.
  • Environmental.
  • Fiscal.
  • Customs and Immigration.

British Army Training and Support Unit Belize

British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) is based in Price Barracks, which is also the home to the Belize Defence Force, and is part of the Army’s Land Warfare Centre.

https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/belize/.

British Forces Brunei

The Brunei Garrison is part of the Army’s Regional Command and has a resident infantry battalion that is either 1st or 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles on a 2-year rotation (currently 2 RGR) and 7 Flight Army Air Corps.

There is also a jungle warfare school which is part of the Army’s Land Warfare Centre.

https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/brunei/.

British Forces British Indian Ocean Territories

British Indian Ocean Territory is primarily a Naval Unit. It is home to the Combined Task Force (Navy).

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/operations/indianocean/ctf-150.

British Army Training Unit Suffield

British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) is part of the Army’s Land Warfare Centre.

https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/canada/.

British Army Training Unit Kenya

British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) is part of the Army’s Land Warfare Centre.

https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/africa/.

Kabul Protection Unit

There are no permanently deployed units in this location, they rotate in and out.

NATO Enhanced Forward Presence

There are no permanently deployed units in this location, they rotate in and out.

https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/baltics/.

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