Army Reserve CS Regiment
100 Regiment RA is a Reserve CS Regiment equipped with the 105 mm Light Gun and with the three batteries, 201, 307 and 266, covers a large footprint incorporating London, (Luton and Romford), the East Midlands, (Nottingham) and the South West, (Bristol).
The Army Reserve is undergoing change and while the regular armed forces are being reduced the reserve forces are growing so if you are looking either to join the Reserve or just want further information about being a Reservist then you can contact us either through RHQ in Luton or via one of the battery locations.
100 Regiment is in support of 1 RHA, 7 PARA RHA and 29 CDO REGT RA, each battery over the last 10 - 15 years has supported their paired regiments with additional manpower for operational tours. If you have left or are leaving the regular army and you wish to put your skills and training to good use then we would be interested in talking to you.
If you are Commando or Para qualified then by joining 266 or 201 you can keep your qualification.
266 (GVA) Battery Royal Artillery
We are a Reserve unit based in Bristol and as such are the only reserve Royal Artillery unit in the South West of England.
266 Battery currently operate the L118 Light Gun but are shortly to adopt the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) role providing the British Army's 'eye in the sky' in support of Land Forces on operations. Soldiers plan and fly surveillance missions directly in support of ground troops, process live video feeds for intelligence gathering purposes and maintain their UAS and it’s equipment. If you are a new applicant then when you complete your application and basic training you will be operating in the UAS role. There are also opportunities available to support the UAS operators in HR and administration or as a chef, medic or vehicle mechanic.
Desert Hawk 3 (DH3) is a small man-portable aerial surveillance system which provides essential day and night aerial video reconnaissance. With a flight time of around an hour it can fly almost anywhere within a 15 km radius of its ground control station, usually based on the front line with the Infantry, streaming live video images of the battlefield direct to a laptop terminal day or night.
Army Jobs Available
Gunner UAV Operator, Gunner Artillery Logistics, Combat Medical Technician, Combat Human Resources Specialist, Chef, Vehicle Mechanic.
Travel and Deployments
In recent years soldiers from 266 Battery have deployed on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, on United Nations peacekeeping in Cyprus and on training exercises to The USA, Germany and The Falkland Islands as well as to all parts of The UK. There will continue to be chances for overseas travel in the future, with opportunities in particular to carry out training on the Desert Hawk 3 system in California, USA.
Members of the battery are eligible to attempt the Reserve Forces Commando Course if they wish, once fully trained. This is an optional additional challenge for the fittest and most committed of volunteers.
Ceremonial duties, using saluting guns to fire royal salutes.You could gain your LGV, minibus, trailer and even car driving licence.
266 Battery train on Tuesday nights from 1930 to 2130.
The Artillery Grounds,
Telephone: 01179 733 801