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Soldier careers

If you decide to join the Army and we think that you have got what it takes to become a Trooper in The Queen's Royal Hussars you will undergo basic training for 12 weeks at the Army Training Regiment (ATR). You will need to be committed, fit and enthusiastic. You will be taught, basic soldiering techniques and develop confidence, fitness and communication skills.
On successful completion of this, you will attend special to arms training at the RAC Armour Centre, Bovington, Dorset. Here you will obtain your civilian driving licence before qualifying as a Challenger 2 tank driver. It's that simple.

You are now at the controls of 65 Tons of main battle tank. You may even deploy on operations or exercise straight after training. You will be part of a close knit Troop, in a family Regiment. All this and a healthy pay packet too.

In time, you will qualify as a gunner, capable of destroying enemy tanks at over 2 km. The next stage in your career is to become an Operator. You will learn to load the weapon systems and operate the tank radios, occupying the hatch next to the commander. Within a few short years, and following promotion to Corporal, you will have command of your own tank.

You can earn many varied NVQ's and qualify as an HGV driver with HAZMAT accreditation. As well as your core tank crew skills, you may branch out into the specialist areas, such as reconnaissance or signals troop. Instructors' courses are also widely encouraged and you may become a qualified instructor in tank gunnery, driving and maintenance, small arms weapons, among others.

Regardless of the job you do, a wide variety of social and sporting opportunities await you. The regiment fields an extremely strong football team and also sends skiing teams to take part in the annual winter sports championships in Norway and Switzerland. Tour Europe during time off or practice any sport imaginable. In the close knit environment of The Queen's Royal Hussars the friends that you make will be for life.

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