Soldiers in the Battalion take time out from their normal civilian jobs, which are protected by legislation, to experience life at the sharp end of the British Army's work.
We train on Wednesday evenings and one weekend a month and take part in an annual training period of two weeks in the UK or abroad.
The Battalion has bases all over the south east. Why not come and see us train on a Wednesday? Just call the number at the bottom of this page. Here's where we are.
- Hampshire: Portsmouth (D Company with Machine Gun Platoon)
- Kent: Canterbury (Battalion HQ and HQ Company, Regimental Band, Communications, Logistics, Transport and Medics)
- Kent: Dover (HQ Company Platoon)
- Kent: Rochester (C Company)
- Surrey: Farnham and Camberley (A Company with Mortar Platoon)
- Sussex: Brighton and Worthing (B Company)
3 PWRR is proud of its record on operations. As a battalion we have supported all areas of conflict in recent history and we continue to provide our soldiers in support of operations in Afghanistan.
Life in 3 PWRR is not all about training, the social life is great and opportunities for sport and adventurous training are good.
If you show commitment, the Battalion can offer you courses in skiing, sub-aqua diving, sailing, parachuting, canoeing, mountaineering and more. 3 PWRR also has its own football team.
Serving with 3 PWRR as an officer or soldier will give you an unrivalled experience. You will gain life skills and qualifications that will help you progress in your civilian career.
If you show the potential, there is the opportunity to rise through the ranks and you could find yourself in command of infantry soldiers or you could take one of the many specialist management routes available.
Many of our people regard the Battalion as an important 'second career'. Some have been with the Battalion for years and have trained and served all over the world.