Role: 4 Armd CS Bn REME provides Equipment Support (ES) to 3 (UK) Division, 12 Armoured Infantry Brigade (12 AI Bde),101 (Log) Bde and Force Troops Command (FTC) units, in order to ensure capability at readiness for contingency operations. It comprises of 9 and 10 Armoured Close Support (Armd CS) Company’s, and 17 Field Company. Collectively the Bn provides Vehicle, Technician, Armourer and Metalsmith repair, inclusive of Headquarters, Planning, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) and Medical support functions.
4 Bn is composed of the following:
• 9 Armd CS Coy.
• 10 Armd CS Coy.
• 17 Field Coy.
Location: 4 Armd CS Bn REME is located in the growing Garrison town of Tidworth, south-east Wiltshire, close to the A303. It is approximately 10miles west of Andover and 15 miles North East of Salisbury. As a large garrison town it provides excellent welfare, social event and sporting facilities for individual soldiers and families alike. It is also ideally situated on the eastern edge of 300 square miles of Salisbury Plain, half of which continues to be used as Defence Training Estates since 1898.
Supported Units: We support 83 units which include 1 Royal Welsh, 1 Yorks, The Kings Own Hussars (KRH), The Royal Lancers (RL) and The Scots Guards. We also aim to maximise our relationships with 5 Force Support and 6 Armd CS Bn REME battalions, also located in Tidworth Garrison.
REME Reserve Bn Pairing: We are paired with 103 Battalion REME, who are based in Crawley, London. Our mutual support to training, deployments (UK and Overseas) and Adventurous Training (AT) is pivotal to both units success.
Exercises/Deployments: As an Armoured Close Support Battalion we are heavily involved in the support to training, exercising troops or conducting the full regeneration of the armoured fleet at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), Canada. In recent years the battalion has been involved in exercises in UK and Poland, sent individuals to support the Falkland Islands (FI) Workshops, or teams out as Equipment Support trainers to Somalia.
Adventurous Training / Sport: The ability to fit in Sport and Adventurous Training activities are utmost on the Commanding Officers (COs) priorities. The battalion has a wide array of sporting lead Officers who aim to provide great opportunities to continue your chosen sports, or try something completely new and diverse. There are also ample Adventurous Training opportunities, conducted across various cap badges, whereby you can either participate, train to instruct, or be part of individual or collective team in events UK and overseas.
An assignment to 4 Armd CS Bn REME will prove to challenge, inspire and reward Soldiers, Officers and their families.