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British Army Spec Ops Bde and Ranger Regiment

A Ranger Regiment operator during PROJECT HERMOD 2 - an event run for members of the Intelligence and Security Committee and the House of Commons Defence Committee showcasing the Army Special Operations, UK stratcom, innovation, and digitisation [Crown Copyright: Cpl Adam J Wakefield]

A little more detail was released today, in the FUTURE SOLDIER Guide, about the new British Army Spec Ops Bde and Ranger Regiment.

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The role of the Army Special Operations Brigade (Army Spec Ops Bde) is to operate in complex, high threat environments below the threshold of war alongside specialised Partner Forces to deliver operational insights and effects to counter Violent Extremist Organisations and Hostile State Threats. Headquartered in Aldershot, the Army Spec Ops Bde has persistent presence across the world and can be authorised to operate at higher risk beyond the remit of Conventional Forces.

The Ranger Regiment, formally established from 1st December 2021, provides the foundation for the Army Spec Ops Bde, operating at the vanguard of expeditionary posture in austere and hostile environments. This involves deterring adversaries and contributing to collective deterrence by training, advising and if necessary accompanying partners in support of national interests.

The Ranger Regiment will consist of: 1st Battalion Ranger Regiment, future stationed in Belfast: 2nd Battalion Ranger Regiment, future stationed in Aldershot; 3rd Battalion Ranger Regiment, future stationed in Pirbright then Aldershot in 2027; and 4th Battalion Ranger Regiment, future stationed in Aldershot. Communication and Information Support for the Regiment will be provided by 255 Signal Sqn The Royal Corps Of Signals, future stationed in Perham Down and moving to Aldershot in 2027.

Ranger Regiment cap badge

The Ranger Regiment badge takes its inspiration and spirit from the Peregrine Falcon, a bird that is fast, found across the globe and loyal to its partner.

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