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United Kingdom Military Order of Battle

British Army

Royal Navy

  • Fleets
    • Surface Fleet
    • Submarine Service
  • Carrier Strike Group
    • HMS Queen Elizabeth
    • Type 45 Destroyers
    • Type 23 Frigates
  • Submarines
    • Vanguard-class (SSBN)
    • Astute-class (SSN)

Royal Air Force

  • Groups
    • Air Command
    • Combat Air Force
    • ISTAR
    • Air Mobility
  • Squadrons
    • Typhoon Squadrons
    • F-35B Squadrons
    • Voyager KC2/3

Royal Marines

  • Brigades
    • 3 Commando Brigade
    • Commando Units
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