Brigade of Gurkhas Gets a ‘New’ Battalion

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Support Battalion has been re-designated as part of the Brigade of Gurkhas and renamed accordingly.

Now known as the Gurkha Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Support Battalion, the formation will continue to enable and provide force protection to HQ ARRC, the British-led NATO warfighting outfit.

Speaking at a parade to mark the new chapter, Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw, colonel commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas and chief of defence logistics and support, described the event as historic.

“The formation has been heavily manned with Gurkhas for many years and today is another milestone for not only the battalion, but in recognition of the professionalism of the brigade,” he added.


Soldier. (2021) Gurkhas Gain Battalion. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. August 2021, pp.13.


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