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3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh

The 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh (3 R WELSH) is the Regiment's Reserve battalion. Paired with 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, we will deploy on future Operations with them. Our HQ is at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff, but also have Company locations across Wales in Swansea, Pontypridd, Aberystwyth and Colwyn Bay. We train on a part-time basis, one evening per week and a number of weekends a year.

Join us

As a member of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh, the only Army Reserve infantry regiment in Wales, you will learn a variety of military skills such as weapons handling, shooting, patrolling, how to live and survive in the countryside as well as the opportunity to improve your fitness and make some great friends.

In addition to all the military skills Adventure Training plays a key role in testing individual in a team environment, recent expeditions include; Rock Climbing in Italy, Skiing in France and preparing to go in the Himalayas.

3 Royal Welsh supports the regular Army providing additional manpower and resource on operations, and our soldiers have often deployed to Afghanistan, Cyprus or anywhere you see the British Army.

You could gain driving licenses up to LGV and other trade qualifications dependent on your chosen role - for instance as a chef or mechanic. Come and meet us by visiting on of our Army Reserve Centres.

Our Army Reserve Centres

Headquarters, 3 R Welsh
3 R Welsh, Maindy Barracks, Cardiff CF14 3YE
Come and meet us on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.30pm
Tel: 029 2078 1231 Mob: 07880053201 / 07880053205

B Company, 3 R Welsh
Army Reserve Centre, Alamein Road, Morfa Swansea SA1 2HP
Come and meet us on Wednesday from 7.30-9.30pm
Tel: 01792 450120 Mob: 07880053202

B Company, 3 R Welsh
Boulevard Street, Brieuc, Aberystwyth SY23 1PH
Come and meet us on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.30pm
Tel: 01792 450120 Mob: 07880053202

C Company, 3 R Welsh
The Broadway, Pontypridd CF37 1BW
Come and meet us on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.30pm
Tel: 01443 484634 Mob: 07880053203

D Company, 3 R Welsh
Army Reserve Centre, Groes Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 8PU
Come and meet us on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.30pm
Tel: 01492 532304 Mob: 07880053204

Reservist careers

3 R Welsh soldierLife in the Army Reserve offers a similar career profile to that of a Regular Soldier or Officer. Whether on operations or exercise, peacekeeping or humanitarian work, soldiers from the Reserve stand side by side with identical kit and equipment, issued to there Regular counterparts.

The highest level of professional military training will serve you with the know-how to face any situation, be it on patrol or abseiling through the jungles of Belize.

To join The 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh call into your local Army Reserve Centre or call our central Recruiting Team who will advise you on your local office number and help with any questions or concerns you may have. Contact - 02920 781231.

Call down on a drill night to see for yourself the type of training we conduct. If you wish to have a look at life in the Regiment before you commit you can attend one of our totally free Regimental Insight Courses. In addition to this we offer physical fitness guidance and a progressive training program.

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