|101 Logistic Brigade|
|Active||1999 – present|
|Type||Logistics Support Brigade|
|Part of||3rd Division (United Kingdom)|
|Brigadier Phil Prosser|
101 Logistic Brigade is a logistic brigade within 3rd (United Kingdom) Division of the British Army, formed from the Combat Service Support Group in 1999. The brigade is held in high readiness and is described as a Vanguard Support Brigade.
The brigade was formed from the Combat Service Support Group (CSSG) in 1999 and was subordinate to HQ Force Troops Command. Under the Army 2020 plan, the Brigade re-subordinated from HQ Force Troops Command to 3rd (United Kingdom) Division on 1 December 2014.
On its formation, the Brigade adopted the black adder tactical recognition flash after the well-known television series. 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).
- 101 Logistic Brigade based in Aldershot
- 1 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
- 9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
- 10 The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
- 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
- 1st Regiment Royal Military Police
- 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police
- "Logistics for Joint Operations" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. July 2015. p. 216. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
- "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.
- Patrick Cordingley, 'In the Eye of the Storm,' Coronet Books, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996, 49.
- "Tim Cross: UK's logistics expert in Iraq". BBC News. 14 April 2003. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- "Information on the Army 2020 refine exercise" (PDF). assets.publishing.service.gov.uk. gov.uk. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
- "RMP units" (PDF). whatdotheyknow.com. WhatDoTheyKnow. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
For part one of your request, 1st and 3rd Regiments Royal Military Police have been part of 101st Logistic Brigade since April 2018...Headquarters 1st Military Brigade has not moved from 3rd United Kingdom Division to Regional Command...Military Police capability remains under the command of the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) and retains full responsibility for investigations. To better coordinate the close support policing, the responsibility for day-to-day activities (tactical command) of 1st and 3rd Regiments Royal Military Police has been delegated to General Officer Commanding 3rd United Kingdom Division. General Officer Commanding Regional Command has administrative control for the remaining elements of the Brigade.