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B Company

Bravo Company is The Royal Regiment of Scotland Army Reserve Company that covers the area of Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway.

Company Profile

"B Company is a dismounted rifle company. Its main role is to provide officers and soldiers that are trained and experienced in Dismounted Close Combat(DCC) to support Regular Infantry Battalions on operations. B Company is formed of three platoons, two Rifle platoons one specialist Mortar platoon. We currently recruit from Ayrshire and operate in 2 places - Ayr & Dumfries. We have a wealth of experience in our company with a strong number having served on operational tours, completed promotion courses and passed instructor courses. We have just had some troops recently return from Afghanistan, Kenya and our Regular counterparts Potential Non-Commissioned Officer ran by Royal Regiment of Scotland training team. We now look forward to Italy in late summer!

One of the unique parts of our company is the Mortar Platoon in Dumfries. The 81mm mortar provides essential indirect fire support to a Battle Group. It is the only guaranteed indirect fire asset that the Battle Group Commander will have and can be used in a wide range of operations. Mortaring is a technical and demanding skill which requires well-trained and practiced mortar men and commanders who can appreciate and understand the battle at all levels. As you get promoted up the ranks you will have more responsibility from supervising, conducting to planning. "

Soldiers

"Rifle platoons are the main fighting force of the Army. Each platoon contains approximately 30 soldiers, all of which are Combat Infantrymen trained to deploy on foot patrols in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

Once qualified and having gained some experience you can progress on and become an instructor in a number of disciplines, including weapons systems from rifles to mortars, advanced medical skills, physical fitness, navigation both day and night over arduous terrain, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear(CBRN) warfare and surviving and evading capture.

We also heavily rely on support specialists to ensure that our soldiers and equipment remain at the highest standards at all times. See the links below to find out more about joining in one of these specialist roles, all of which require basic military training.

  • Combat Medical Technician
    Combat Medical Technicians have advanced life-saving skills and use them to help trauma patients both in peacetime and during conflict. You will tend to the wounded and work in challenging situations close to the front line.
  • HR Specialist Combat
    HR Specialists undertake the same basic military training as everyone else in the Army. You also learn specialist skills like IT, finance and management. They are key enablers in the company command post supporting the communication and medicals output.
  • Chef
    Chefs gain a thorough grounding in food preparation and presentation, you also learn how to construct field kitchens and produce tasty, nutritious meals on the move and in challenging environments.
  • Weapon System Engineer
    Weapons System Engineers learn basic engineering and work to make sure soldiers’ weapons are fit to fire. You need good hand-eye coordination and you should enjoy working on tasks that need precision and skill."

Officers

"Within our company we have several platoons. Each platoon needs a commissioned officer to take charge; these are known as Platoon Commanders. If you have the correct qualifications & meet the criteria this could be you! Once gaining commission at Sandhurst you will then go to the Brecon to complete Platoon Commanders Battle course & then take position in our company if succesful. Their main role is to lead and manage all of the soldiers within the platoon and ensure that they remain trained, motivated and fit to do their jobs. For this the Platoon Commander receives additional training and pay. The selection standards for reserve officers are the same as for regular army officers."

Their main role is to lead and manage all of the soldiers within the platoon and ensure that they remain trained, motivated and fit to do their jobs. For this the Platoon Commander receives additional training and pay. The selection standards for reserve officers are the same as for regular army officers.

Company Training

All locations meet and train on a Tuesday evening between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. In addition we train on one or two weekends each month. Every drill night you train, you are paid a quarter days pay, and you will receive 2.5 days pay for every weekend. In addition, if you meet the required standards, and attend more than 27 days per year (including a 16 day residential camp) then you will receive a tax-free lump sum training bounty.

Contact Details

If you are interested in joining as either a soldier or an officer, or just want to know more about us, contact us during the day on:

  • Ayr - 01292 264 611
  • Dumfries - 01387 253589
  • Battalion recruiting mobile number 24/7 - 07795 060737

B Company locations

Ayr

Fusilier House, Seaforth Road, Ayr KA8 9HZ

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Dumfries

Nunfield House, 65 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JX

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