In recognition of the growing demand for enhanced assistance and our commitment to delivering resilience to those partners we will establish an Army Special Operations Brigade built around the four battalions of the new Ranger Regiment. This new regiment will be seeded from 1 SCOTS, 2 PWRR, 2 LANCS, and 4 RIFLES.
"The Army Special Operations Brigade is designed to operate alongside both regular and irregular partners and proxies in high-threat and hostile environments," he added."We're going to create a brand new Ranger Regiment, built around the nucleus of four specialised infantry battalions.Alongside special operations, the Security Force Assistance Brigade will be established to provide guidance and training to allied nations, drawing on experience from across the Army.Elements of each brigade will be routinely deployed across the globe to assist partner nations with defence and security."The best way to prevent conflict and deter our adversaries is to work alongside partners to strengthen their security and resilience," Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said."These Ranger battalions will be at the vanguard of a more active and engaged Armed Forces."