- 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade (Czech Republic)
The 4th (Czech) Rapid Deployment Brigade is assigned to the
NATO Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corpsbut falls under the organizational control of 1 (UK) Armoured Divisionwhen required. Units from the brigade have deployed to Kosovoas part of KFOR, the NATO-led international force responsible for establishing and maintaining security in Kosovo. The brigade consists of three battalions, a reconnaissance unit plus support and logistic units but has suffered equipment and personnel difficulties.According to www.army.cz the brigade was formed in January 1994 and consists of following battalions:41.mechanizovany prapor (41.mpr) - 41st mechanised (infantry) battalion, 42.mechanizovany prapor (42.mpr) - 42nd mechanised (infantry) battalion, 43.vysadkovy prapor (43.vpr) - 43rd airborne battalion.
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