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101 Regiment RA

We are a close-knit and thriving Regiment that trains on and deploys with some of the Army's most advanced artillery systems. We often exercise overseas and play a full part in operations. However there is more than just military training with members enjoying a range of social, sporting and adventurous training opportunities.

Multi Equipped

Strike 101 Regiment RA is based in North East England with soldiers in Newcastle, Blyth, South Shields and Leeds. Each location trains with the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). This is a highly manoeuvrable, tracked and armoured vehicle capable of launching guided rockets out to a range of 70km. Soldiers from the Regiment have used MLRS over the last few years in Afghanistan and also travel to America to train on its missile ranges. You could learn to drive MLRS and perhaps gain enough experience to be put in charge of one of these impressive rocket launchers.

We have other opportunities too. Roles available include MLRS Gunners and Drivers, Command Post and Logistics specialists.

- Rocket System Gunner 
- Artillery Logistics Specialist
- Artillery IT Systems Operator
- HR Specialist
- Combat Medical Technician 
- Logistic Support Chef
- Physical Training Instructor

Whichever role you choose, from the start of basic training, to learning a trade and gaining qualifications, right through to the day you leave, the Army will help you fulfill your potential by providing fully paid training packages.

Your Career

To start your career as an Army Reservist you will need to train as a soldier. In this phase you will learn about the SA80A2, your personal weapon, field craft, first aid and the Values and Standards of the British Army.

You will then complete more specialised training, which focuses upon the skills needed to take your place in the battery alongside your new mates. These include driving, communications and signals, as well as training on the equipment used in your role.

After a couple of years you might be ready to promote, and would undertake a promotion course, which will test your leadership potential in order for you to take the first steps on the promotion ladder. At this stage you might begin to gain some instructional qualifications, many of which have civilian currency in the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

Potential Officer

If you fancy even more of a challenge, you might consider joining as a Potential Officer. There are tough selection standards and we only take the best, but the training is second to none. It culminates at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where all British Army Officers train.

Whichever you choose, 101 Regiment RA provides all the training you need, including rifle shooting and first aid, as well as the chance to try adventure training around some the great facilities that North East England offers. So whoever you are and whatever your ambition, we can offer fulfilling part-time roles that will stretch and reward you.

203 (Elswick) Battery

203 (Elswick) Battery is the only Royal Artillery, Reserve unit in Northumberland and is equipped with the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System. Whilst the regular armed forces are being reduced the Army Reserve is growing in size and stature and is actively recruiting.

The battery members have seen service in, Iraq, Afghanistan, United Nations peace keeping duties in Cyprus, USA providing Military Aid to the foot and mouth disease outbreak, firemen’s strike and during the 2012, London Olympics.


Meet the team

We meet and train every Tuesday night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm activities range from a mix of military and physical training and potted sports. During the year there are opportunities to participate in weekend training which can range from military skills, specialist courses and live firing deployments throughout the United Kingdom. You will also be expected to attend a two-week training period once a year. Travel across the world, personal development, social activities, making friends for life and a daily rate of pay proportionate to your seniority makes the Army Reserve a very attractive proposition. For further information, please call into the Army Reserve Centre any Tuesday evening between 7:30pm and 9:30pm for a no obligations chat with our staff and soldiers’ about life in the Reserves.

Telephone: 01670 541571

Email: 101RA-203-Recruiter@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
Cowpen Road
NE24 5TA

204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery

Based at Kingston Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, the battery has a unique identity, in that it holds the 'Tyneside Scottish' title and upholds some of the traditions of a unit that has been in existence since the start of World War 1 (WW1).

The battery was originally a 'pals' Regiment that recruited from the Scottish workers in Newcastle and many men from the North East also joined, resulting in a mix of Tynesiders’ and Scottish and still lays claims to be one of the fastest recruited units.


Meet the team

Today, where ever their service takes them, the Officers’ and Soldiers’ serving with 204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery proudly wears the unique Tam O Shanter with Red Hackle (plume of feathers). If you are interested in a career with the 'Tyneside Scottish' we parade every Tuesday from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm. You must be aged 18 and be under 42 and medically fit. Please visit the battery for a no obligations look round, meet the soldiers’ and chat about life in the Army Reserve; we look forward to seeing you in the 'Tyneside Scottish'.

Telephone: 0191 2142400

Email: 101RA-204-RctngTeam@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
Airport Industrial Estate
Kingston Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 2EF

205 (3rd Durham Volunteer Artillery) Battery

Located in South Shields, between its main recruiting areas of Sunderland and Newcastle equipped with the battle-winning Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), which has seen active service in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The battery can trace its history back to the formation of the 3rd Durham Volunteer Artillery in 1860. Its history exemplifies the single Battle Honour of the Royal Artillery "Ubique" (Everywhere), serving in the major battles of both world wars.

Meet the team

If you would like to know more about joining the Gunners make an appointment to come for a chat in your local Army Reserve Centre which is open almost every Tuesday evening. The Recruiting Team would be delighted to see you and after all, you have nothing to lose.

Telephone: 0191 4559185

Email: 101RA-205-Recruiter@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
Northfield Gardens
South Shields
NE34 6HH

269 (West Riding) Battery

Yorkshire’s only Army Reserve Gunner unit.
It can trace its history back to 1860 where its soldiers have seen service in both World Wars and more recently, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Known as the West Riding Gunners, 269 Battery has recently become a MLRS Battery with the capability to deliver guided munitions out to a range of 70km. In order to do this, the battery relies upon highly trained and motivated individuals, who can work in close knit teams.


Meet the team

Regardless of experience the battery is keen to meet you, It does not matter if you have no military experience, have left the Regular Army or have previous Reserve service. 269 Battery trains at Carlton Barracks in Leeds, every Tuesday evening between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, and various weekends throughout the year. You are invited to Carlton Barracks on any Tuesday to meet the Recruiting Team and find out more about Yorkshire’s only Army Reserve Gunner unit and how you can be a part of it.

Telephone: 01904 668607

Email: 101RA-269-RecruitingTeam@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
Carlton Barracks, Carlton Road

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