Having recently distinguished themselves in Kabul, 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment will shortly leave Cyprus and move to a new home, in Kendrew Barracks.
In 2023 they will become a Security Force Assistance Battalion on their return from Cyprus and subordinate to 11th Security Force Assistance Brigade, this is part of the Army’s Future Soldier initiative to deliver a more lethal, agile and expeditionary Army.
1st Royal Anglians will join many other units in Rutland, including 2nd Royal Anglians and 7 Force Logistics Regiment at Kendrew and the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment.
Alicia Kearns, MP for Rutland and Melton said:
“I’m delighted that Rutland will be the new home of 1st Battalion Royal Anglians. Their service in Afghanistan earlier this year was beyond exemplary. The Battalion can be proud to have played their part in Operation Pitting, saving over 15,000 Afghans from a terrible fate.
“Rutland has always had a proud military history, and serving soldiers and veterans enhance our communities enormously. I have no doubt that Rutlanders will welcome 1st Royal Anglians with open arms.”