101 Logistic Brigade

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101 Logistic Brigade came into being during 1999 and was subordinate to HQ Force Troops Command. It was formerly known as the Logistic Support Group before becoming the Combat Services Support Group (UK) (CSSG(UK)) in January 1993. Under the Army 2020 plan, the Brigade re-subordinated from HQ Force Troops Command to 3rd (United Kingdom) Division on 1 December 2014.

101 Logistic Brigade
101st Logistic Brigade Formation Badge.svg
Active1999 – present
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeLogistics Support Brigade
Part of3rd Division (United Kingdom)
Brigadier Phil Prosser
Tim Cross


When it was formed from the Combat Service Support Group (CSSG) in 1999, 101 Logistic Brigade adopted the Blackadder tactical recognition flash after the famous television series.[1] Major-General Patrick Cordingley mentioned that '...the engineers from 39 Engineer Regiment had also constructed a tented camp for another two thousand on some hard standing in the port to house logisticians who were likely to remain there after the rest of us deployed into the desert. This quickly became known, first unofficially and then officially, as Baldrick Lines, after the hapless manservant in the Blackadder television series. (The soldiers adopted Blackadder as something of a mascot. Baldrick's catchphrase, 'I have a cunning plan', became a running joke for the next six months and later on in the campaign the logisticians even adopted a Blackadder arm badge).[2] The brigade's first commander was Brigadier Tim Cross.[3]

Current FormationEdit

The structure under Army 2020 is as follows:[4]

  • 101 Logistic Brigade based in Aldershot
    • 1 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
    • 9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
    • 27 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
    • 1 Armoured Medical Regiment
    • 4 Armoured Medical Regiment
    • 3 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    • 5 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    • 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    • 105 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers


  1. ^ "Ministry of Defence | Defence News | History and Honour | 'Blackadder' Brigade celebrates 10th birthday". Archived from the original on 21 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  2. ^ Patrick Cordingley, 'In the Eye of the Storm,' Coronet Books, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996, 49.
  3. ^ "Tim Cross: UK's logistics expert in Iraq". BBC News. 14 April 2003. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Information on the Army 2020 refine exercise" (PDF). assets.publishing.service.gov.uk. gov.uk. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2019.

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