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C Company

C Company is the Army Resreve Infantry Company of 7 SCOTS that covers the North and North West of Scotland. C Company Headquarters is based in Inverness with Platoons in Elgin and Stornoway.

Company Profile

C Company is a dismounted rifle company. Its main role is to provide officers and soldiers that are trained and experienced in dismounted close combat to support regular units on operations. C Company is formed of three Platoons, two are infantry Rifle Platoons based in Inverness and Stornoway and one is a specialist General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) platoon based in Inverness and Elgin.

Soldiers

Rifle Platoons are the main fighting force of the army. They contain approximately 30 soldiers, all of which are trained as Combat Infantrymen. It is one of the most varied jobs in the army and our infantrymen are trained to deploy on foot patrols in some of the most challenging environments in the world. The job is both physically and mentally demanding and the training is designed to be progressive and build you up to that standard. Once qualified in this role, you can progress on and become one of the fitness instructors that train others to the same high standard.

The Machine Gun Platoon contains approximately 40 soldiers and is responsible for providing the Battalion with a medium machine gun firing capability by day and night with its 7.62mm GPMGs.

The Machine Gun Platoon is based in Inverness and Elgin and is commanded by the Machine Gun Platoon Commander, a Captain, who takes overall responsibility for everything that the platoon is tasked to do.

We also 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 roles: 

Combat Medical Technician 
HR Specialist 
Chef

Officers

All of these soldiers need commanders, and in charge of each of the platoons is an Infantry Platoon Officer. His job is to lead and manage all of the soldiers within his platoon and ensure that they remain trained, motivated and fit to do their jobs. For this he receives additional training and pay.

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 15 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:

Inverness - 01463 232926 
Elgin - 01343 543821 
Stornoway - 01851 703176 
Wick - Army Cadet Centre, Macrae Street, Wick, KW1 5QB (phone unavailable).



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Email: 7SCOTS-BHQ-ROSO@mod.uk

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