Introduction The Army Special Operations Brigade (Army Spec Ops Bde) (previously called the Specialised Infantry Group) is a formation of the British Army, initially created as a result of the Army 2020 Refine reorganisation, intended to train foreign forces. Its name and role was adapted after the Defence in a Competitive Age reforms, to a… Read More
Units Reorganise in Preparation for the ‘Army of 2025’
The 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment is to become part of the 16 Air Assault Brigade Combat Team. That’s the headline-grabber in the first round of rejigs to be delivered under the Army’s Future Soldier plan, which sets out the bold and ambitious vision for modernising the Army. In addition, 12th and 20th Armoured… Read More
What is a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB)?
Introduction Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs) (pronounced: S Fab) are specialised United States (US) Army units formed to train, advise, assist, enable and accompany operations with allied and partner nations. SFAB’s are intended to reduce the burden of such operations on conventionally-organised Brigade Combat Teams (BCT’s), allowing BCT’s to focus on fighting near-peer threats. Designed… Read More
What is the Specialised Infantry Group?
Introduction The Specialised Infantry Group (Spec Inf Gp) is a formation of the British Army, created as a result of the Army 2020 Refine reorganisation, intended to train foreign forces. The group fulfils a similar role to the US Army Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs). Refer to the Ranger Regiment (part of the British Army… Read More
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