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The Royal Anglian Regiment

The Regiment's regular battalions are based in Woolwich (London) and Cottesmore (Rutland) with very strong links to the counties that they represent. Our reserve battalion has a presence in all our recruited counties, from Lincolnshire to Hertfordshire.

The Royal Anglian Regiment is one of the most operationally experienced regiments in the Army today, but still retains a close link with the counties that it represents. The Regiment excels in and takes great pride in its ability to operate in both the Light Infantry role and Light Mechanised Infantry role.

The benefits of such specialisation have been tried and tested on the most demanding of operations over recent years, with our soldiers consistently proving their ability to ‘step up to the plate’. See our News tab on the right hand side to find out what the Regiment has been doing recently.

We offer full Regular and part-time Reserve opportunities and are recruiting now. Life in the The Royal Anglian Regiment sets the conditions for career progression for officers and soldiers, with training standards – whichever path you choose – being second to none. Find out more about becoming a Royal Anglian soldier or officer on recruitment tabs to the left.

For those wishing to find out more about our past, please follow the link on the right to our Regimental Museum website, linked to the Regimental Museum at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Anglian Regiment and Lieutenant General Phil Jones CB CBE is the Colonel of the Regiment.

Watch this video introduction to the Royal Anglian Regiment.

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The Regimental Headquarters is at the core of the Regiment.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, it's where the Colonel of the Regiment's staff work to take an overview of the Regiment, develop policies, plan and manage events, dispense Regimental Charity and manage the recruitment of officers.

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