British Army (External organisation)

  • David Sanders (Member)

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    Description of Activity

    Mobilised military service as Commander (Rear) of 104th Logistic Support Brigade while the Brigade Commander was deployed overseas to command Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The Brigade commands Land Forces' logistic enabling capabilities:[1] Postal and Courier Services. Movement Control. Air Dispatch. Port and Maritime (which includes a Vehicle Specialist). Operational Hygiene. Attached medical assets, field hospitals, field ambulances and medical support squadrons. Mortuary Affairs. With these capabilities, the Brigade activates strategic and operational Lines of Communications; mounting and deploying forces that provide specialist logistic support effects in support of joint expeditionary and enduring operations. The Brigade Headquarters provides operational command to 5 Regular and 4 Territorial Army (TA) units; of which 8 are Royal Logistic Corps (RLC). Over and above deploying forces to enable and support worldwide operations and overseas training exercises, the Brigade operates the Joint Air Mounting Centre (JAMC) at Duke of Gloucester Barracks and facilitates, through 17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC, the Sea Mounting Centre (SMC) at Marchwood Military Port, near Southampton, ensuring that the UK end of deployments are fully enabled and effective at all times. The headquarters itself is deployable in the Force Support command and control role.
    Period20 Jan 201114 Jul 2011
    Held atBritish Army, United Kingdom