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Joint Rapid Reaction Force

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, column 58W, on the Joint Rapid Reaction Force, which units will form the UK's commitment to the Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps from July to December 2008. (203475)

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) is a High Readiness Force (Land) assigned to NATO. Sixty per cent. of its established posts are found by the UK. Headquarters ARRC's intimate supporting elements are Headquarters 1 Signal Brigade, 252 Close Support Squadron, the ARRC Support Battalion and 12 Military Intelligence Company.