What is 42 Nw Brigade?
A Brigade (Fighting group) of the british army, belonging to 2 Division.
42 bd. is based in the north west, headquartered in Preston. It comprises of 2 infantry battalions (Kings Royal Hussars and Royal Green Jackets) and a General Support Medical Regiment, totalling some 2000 troops.
Its formation badge is a 45 degree square, the bottom half red and the top white with a sword pointing north west.
2 div. is not one of the army's 2 deployable divisions (1 and 3 div.)
42 bd. also comprises of some 7000 Army Cadet Force.
42 (NW) Brigade set out on the training exercise.