Operation Redfold

Operation Redfold is a defence contingency plan of the United Kingdom designed to guide military aid to civil authorities in the event of a generalised emergency arising during the post-Brexit period.[1] It is the military planning programme of the civilian-led Operation Yellowhammer.[2]

Operation Redfold
Part of Brexit
TypeMilitary aid to the civil authorities

Up to 3,500 personnel of the British Armed Forces have been contingently tasked with support of Operation Redfold, of which about 350 are reservists.[3] It was reported in The Times in September 2019, that a large contingent of the 3,500 strong force would be drawn from the Royal Military Police.[4] Upon activation, operational activities will be headquartered in the Pindar complex, according to media reports,[5] but command and control would be co-ordinated from a bunker in MoD Whitehall.[6]

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  1. ^ "Ministry sets up bunker command centre for no-deal Brexit". Irish Times. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Brexit: MoD prepares for no-deal in Whitehall bunker". BBC News. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Op Redfold: MOD Activates No-Deal Brexit Nerve Centre". forces.net. Forces Network. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  4. ^ Ripley, Tim; Urwin, Rosamund (29 September 2019). "No-deal Brexit: British soldiers prepare for action in Calais lorry parks". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  5. ^ Cooper, Charlie (21 March 2019). "UK sets up Brexit bunker to coordinate troop deployments in event of no deal". Politico. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MoD hosts no-deal planning in bunker". BBC News. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.