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4 Armoured Close Support Battalion

Role

4 Armoured CS Battalion 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 Armoured CS Company
  • 10 Armoured CS Comapny
  • 17 Field Company

Location

4 Armoured CS Battalion REME is located in the growing Garrison town of Tidworth, south-east Wiltshire. 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 Armoured CS Battalion 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 Armoured CS Battalion REME will prove to challenge, inspire and reward Soldiers, Officers and their families.