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The Light Dragoons

The Light Dragoons are a Light Cavalry Regiment in the Adaptive Force. As the name suggests, Light Dragoons were originally Light Cavalry mounted on fast horses, able to move quickly across the battlefield. Today, mounted on Jackal Fighting Vehicles, the light nature of the Regiment means they are able to deploy anywhere in the world at very short notice.

England's Northern Cavalry

Wherever the Army is deployed, in war and peace, the Light Cavalry soldier is at the front, preparing the way for the rest of the force.

As a result, a Light Dragoon soldier has to be a master of many roles. These can include scouting for information about the enemy, engaging enemy targets or guiding fast jets.

Light Cavalry Soldier

The job is done either in a Jackal Armored vehicle or on foot, in all weathers, and in a variety of different environments.

In order to achieve this Light Dragoons must be independent, resourceful and tough.

Light Dragoon soldiers on foot patrol

Jackal Driver

Being a Light Dragoon is never dull. After completing your Phase One training you will be let loose on the Formidable Jackal armored fighting vehicle once you have attained your driving license.

As a driver you can expect to be deployed anywhere in the World, this year the regiment have deployed on exercise to Kenya, Gibraltar, Morroco and Croatia.

Light Dragoon soldiers driving Jackal armoured vehicles

Gunner

Once you have mastered the art of driving, you will be given the opportunity to complete the Light Cavalry Gunners Course. Learning to fire weapons such as the .50 calibre machine gun and the awesome 40mm Grenade Machine Gun.

You can also further your skills by learning how to operate the Bowman Radio Communications System or fire the Javelin Anti Tank Guided Weapon.

 

Sport and Adventure Training

Sport and Adventurous trainingAs a soldier in the Light Dragoons you will be expected to work hard, but there are plenty of opportunities to play hard! Whether it is Football or Tiddlywinks, everyone is encouraged to take part in sport, this is done every Wednesday afternoon.

Adventure training expeditions take place every year and have included skiing in Austria, Rock climbing and Surfing in Devon or Mountain biking in the Alps. In recent years the regiment has also taken part in rugby tours to Cyprus, Football tours to America and a cricket tour to India.