Operation Enduring Freedom: International Security Assistance Force
v. 2.0 June 16, 2002

Johann Price

The force comprises of around 5,000 personnel. Major General McColl of the UK commands ISAF. The UK will remain lead nation until the Turkish Army takes over after the Loya Jirga. The Multinational Brigade is commanded by Brigadier General von Butler, also of the Bundesheer’s 31st Airborne Brigade. Listed below are summaries for ISAF as a whole and some of the major contributors. Information has been drawn from various national ministries of defense.

Force Headquarters

Multinational, centered around HQ 3(UK) Division

Multinational Brigade Headquarters

Multinational, centered around the German 31st Airborne Brigade HQ

Two infantry battle groups

1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment (UK)

German-Dutch-Danish-Austrian battalion:
(1) Bn (-) (770 troops), 31st Airborne Brigade
(1) coy (220), Dutch 11 Airmobile Brigade
30 Austrian
40 Danish troops

Other infantry units

 (1) coy 21 RIMa (France)
 (1) coy, 9th Para Regt (Italy)
 28th Mech Inf Coy (Turkey)

Reconnaissance squadron

France, Italy

Engineer group

UK, Greece, Italy, Spain

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Italy

Medical

UK, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic

Logistics

UK, Germany, Bulgaria, France, New Zealand, Norway, Spain

Helicopter support

Spain

Military Police

UK, Germany, Romania (265 MP Bn)

Other specialist troops

Finland, Italy, Sweden

Air transport support

UK, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Portugal

 

COUNTRY

ISAF CONTRIBUTION

Britain

1,500

France

500

Germany

950

Italy

350

The Netherlands

220

Turkey

275

Spain

320

Austria

75

Denmark

50

Finland

50

Sweden

40

Greece

120

New Zealand

25

Norway

25

Bulgaria

30

Romania

25

Portugal

8


UK:

3(UK) Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment

1st Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment

33 (EOD) Engineer Regiment

36 Engineer Regiment (including Queen's Gurkha Engineers)

13 Air Assault Support Regiment

16 Close Support Medical Regiment

34 Field Hospital

30 Signal Regiment

9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers

23 Pioneer Regiment RLC

8 Fuel Support Company

156 Provost Company

Joint NBC Regiment

Royal Air Force airfield personnel.  (Includes personnel from Tactical Communications Wing, 1 Tactical Provost Wing, 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron, 34 Sqn RAF Regt)

Germany:
HQ,  31st Airborne Brigade
(1) Battalion(-),  31st Airborne Brigade
medical units
logistical units

Italy:

9° Reggimento d'Assalto Paracadutisti "Col Moschin"

Reggimento Cavalleggeri "Guide" (19°) - Battaglione Alpini Paracadutisti

7° Reggimento NBC "Cremona"

10° Reggimento Genio Guastatori

11° Reggimento Trasmissioni

6° Reggimento di Manovra

France:
17th Parachute Engineer Regiment
(1) Inf. Coy, 21 RIMa
(1) recce sqn, 1er régiment de Spahis 

Subtotal - 350
national command, signal, logistics, medical & liaison elements – 150
41ème RT
2ème et 3ème régiments du matériel,
503ème régiment du train
personnel from BEGIN hospital, Paris

Spain:
Regimiento de Pontoneros y Especialidades de Ingenieros (RPEI) número 12 (Zaragoza)

Regimiento de Especialidades de Ingenieros número 11 (Salamanca) (115)
Agrupación de Apoyo Logístico número 61 (105)
Transmisiones Tácticas 21 (Valencia) (40)
Escuadrón de Apoyo al Despliegue Aéreo (30)

Turkey:
28th Mechanized Infantry Company
logistics platoon

explosives ordnance demolition team

signal detachment

 

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