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Ranger Regiment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 180441, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the new Ranger Brigade will be formed; and what its manned strength will be.

Answered on

19 April 2021

The newly announced Ranger Regiment will initially form up in August 2021 and is to be seeded from the current Specialised Infantry Battalions with a strength of around.1,000 soldiers. This regiment will form the heart of the new Army Special Operations Brigade, receiving a share of a £120 million investment over the next four years, and will be supported by a variety of enablers. The Army will use the spring and early summer 2021 to refine and test its designs, capabilities and structures before more detailed announcements can be made.

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