Headquarters Wales

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

Headquarters Wales
Active1972–1991
Country United Kingdom
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeDistrict Command
Garrison/HQThe Barracks, Brecon

HistoryEdit

 
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]

CommandersEdit

General officers commanding included:[4]
Headquarters Wales

Wales and Western District

ReferencesEdit

  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.