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HQ Company

HQ Company is the largest Company within the Battalion. The departments within HQ Company can be likened to the vital organs of any fighting Battalion and without the skill set held in HQ Company, the Rifle or fighting Company’s would quickly lose their ability to operate effectively.

In addition to the basic infantry proficiency, many members of HQ Company are them trained with a specialist role. Currently at Canterbury, where HQ Company is based there is a Rifle Platoon, a Communication Information Systems (CIS) Platoon, this is the new term for a Infantry Signals Platoon, a Motor Transport (MT)Platoon, a Quartermaster (G4) Platoon, a Medical Detachment and a Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) Detachment. As well as these varied and challenging roles there is soon to be a Machine Gun Platoon established; in due course this will largely replace the existing Rifle Platoon.

The Company, due to it high skill sets and co-location with the Battalion HQ at Canterbury, is often at the forefront of the Battalions roles and responsibilities. It holds a higher ratio of senior personnel than the other Company’s and although it recruits locally from across Kent it also can, at times, members posted into it.

Over the recent years there have been a high proportion of volunteers from the Company to mobilize on to operations. These include both Afghanistan and Iraq, but also Cyprus. There has also been Short Term Training Teams sent to Uganda and involvement in high profile Integration Pilot Exercises in Kenya.

As with the other Companies, HQ Company promotions a family orientated environment with much focus applied to the Officers and Soldiers social lives, sporting opportunities and adventurous training. Encouragement is also given, along with professional training on maintaining physical (and mental) fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Current role opportunities:

• Infantry Officers and Soldiers

The following roles are open to both males and females:

• Chefs
• Clerks
• Combat Medics
• Drivers

Contact information

Leros Barracks
Army Reserve Centre
Sturry Road,
CT1 1HR.

Tel: 01227 817972

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