UKBF & UKBA

UK BORDER FORCE & UK BORDER AGENCY

With effect from 1 March 2012 the UK Border Force was formed and became part of the Home Office.

Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General of the Border Force

Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General of the Border Force

UK Border Force Epauettes

UK Border Force Epaulettes

Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a brand new Cutter named “HMC Protector”,  to help the Border Force in its fight against drugs traffickers.

Theresa May launches a new Border Force Cutter - Protector

Theresa May launches a new Border Force Cutter – Protector

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HMC ProtectorLast year Border Force officers boarded over 2,000 vessels arriving in UK waters which ranged from fishing boats to larger commercial and freight-carrying ships.

Some of the largest seizures over recent years include:

  • 2013 – 120kg of cocaine worth £20 million was found on a yacht off the Isles of Scilly
  • 2011 – 1.2 tonnes of cannabis worth £10 million was discovered on a yacht off the Isle of Wight
  • 2010 –300kg of cocaine worth £50 million pounds was found off the Isle of Wight disguised as lobster pots

The pictures below show the uniform epaulettes of the various ranks of the UK Border Agency Officers

UK Border Agency Logo

UK Border Agency Logo

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Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director epaulettes

UKBA-EpaulettesThe ranking system of the UKBA and UKBF are the same. 

Grades 3 & 4 are above Director and below the Director General. Currently there is no grade 4 position in Border Force.

UK Border & Immigration Agency

UK Border & Immigration Agency

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