Headquarters Wales

Headquarters Wales was a district command of the British Army from 1972 and 1991.

Headquarters Wales
Country United Kingdom
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeDistrict Command
Garrison/HQThe Barracks, Brecon


The Barracks, Brecon, command headquarters

In 1972 the district was established with headquarters at The Barracks, Brecon and placed under the command of HQ UK Land Forces.[1] In 1991, the first of the minor districts to be amalgamated were North West District, the former West Midlands District (by then Western District) and Wales, to form a new Wales and Western District.[2] It was disbanded again on the formation of HQ Land Command in 1995.[3]


General officers commanding included:[4]
Headquarters Wales

Wales and Western District


  1. ^ Paxton, J. (1972). The Statesman's Year-Book 1972-73: The Encyclopaedia for the Businessman-of-The-World. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-230-27101-2.
  2. ^ Beevor, Antony (1991). Inside the British Army. Transworld Publishers. p. 232. ISBN 978-0552138185.
  3. ^ "Land Command Shapes Up", Jane's Defence Weekly, 15 July 1995.
  4. ^ "Army Commands". Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2016.