Unit History: Northern Ireland Combat Services Support Regiment
First arriving in Northern Ireland in 1969 to protect the Catholic community from sectarian violence, the British Forces saw a quick rise in their strength as public order broke down in Ulster
Northern Ireland Combat Service Support Regiment (was 21 Logistic Support Regiment). The reorganisation and reduction of the Northern Ireland Combat Service Support Regiment to one squadron will be completed by 31 Jul 07.
Force troops come under the direct orders of GOC NI and they provide “core services” such as logistics, aviation, communications, engineering or intelligence. Those units are 25 Regiment, Royal Engineers based in Antrim, 6 Regiment, Royal Military Police based in Lisburn, the Joint Helicopter Force (NI) flying Gazelle, Lynx and Puma helicopters out of RAF Aldegrove, 15 Signal Regiment, Royal Signal based in Lisburn and the Northern Ireland Combat Service Support Regiment based in Kinnegar, Co. Down