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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2972173.stm

British ground forces in Iraq will be reduced from three brigades to one soon, it has been reported.
Senior commanders received the orders to pull back 3 Commando Brigade and 16 Air Assault Brigade in the last few days, unnamed military sources told Britain's Press Association.

That will leave only 7th Armoured Brigade on the ground in Iraq.

Fcuk-a-doodle-do
 

Bow_Man

War Hero
Quelle Surprise!!  16 and 3 Bdes have got to get some leave in before there next ops.  We haven't got any other light role inf have we?  No didn't think so.
 

HLS

Old-Salt
Could be because they have less kit to move, which leads on to the whole rapid deployment issue very neatly !!
 

Ramillies

War Hero
I think it because we need their capability back here in case of something else.

Once deployed, 16 AA and 3 Cdo have little utility out of role. They have done a super job. Now we need to get back, some leave and then ready for whatever the future may hold.
 

Bow_Man

War Hero
HLS,

By the very nature of being Light Inf, Light Inf Bns have little kit to move (unless you mean back from the gulf of course)

Ramilles

I think it because we need their capability back here in case of something else.

Once deployed, 16 AA and 3 Cdo have little utility out of role. They have done a super job. Now we need to get back, some leave and then ready for whatever the future may hold.

Didn't I just say that?
 
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