Lieutenant General Georgios Basiakoulis (right), Commander of the NATO Deployable Corps Greece hand over the NATO Response Force
ensign to Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall KCB CBE (Left) to mark the formal handover of responsibility of the NATO Response Force.
On the 16th January 2013 at Imjin Barracks, Innsworth, Gloucester, the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps formally took over the role of the NATO Response Force (NRF). The role of the NRF is to provide an immediate military response in reaction to worldwide events as directed by NATO.
The ARRC remained the NRF for one year.