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265 Support Squadron

265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry (SHARPSHOOTERS)) Support Squadron

Our role involves providing Information Communication Systems (ICS) and logistical support to the emergency services and to the local government in the even of an emergency.

About us

265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry (SHARPSHOOTERS)) Support Squadron is collocated with RHQ 71st (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment is based in Bexleyheath (Kent) and we provide Communications Information Systems and Logistical Support, in support or UK based Operations; where we can be called upon to provide communications infrastructure in a variety of situations at a moment’s notice.

The unit has been involved in various operations ranging from the Fire strikes, Ambulance drivers strikes, Floods, Olympics and Commonwealth Games, and the success of these operations was mainly down to the Reserve Forces personnel deployed from this Squadron

In addition to providing support to the emergency services and the local government the regiment also supports the operations with the regular army.

Trades

The Squadron can offer the following trades:

• Communications Systems Operator (Res) – (Royals Signals) - Operates up to date communications equipment and is the primary trade, this involves the
setting up and operation of radio equipment, satellite equipment, maintaining COMCEN’s, Operating VTC’s, setting up and monitoring military and civilian internet systems.

• Chefs (Royal Logistics Corps) - Chefs catering for the Squadron & Regiment on exercise and operations.

• Combat Medical Technician (CMT) – (Royal Army Medical Corps) - Providing medical assistance on Exercises / Operations
and teaching the officers and soldiers the basics and essentials of first aid on and off the battlefield

• Human Resource Specialists (Military Clerks) (Adjutant General Corps) ) - Clerks providing the Human Resource administration and pay for the Squadron & Regiment personnel.

Adventurous training and sport

There are ample of opportunities to gain Adventurous Training qualifications and participate in overseas expeditions.

The hard work is repaid through the opportunity to take part in Adventurous Training such as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, parachuting and hill walking.

There are many opportunities to participate in varied sporting activities and members of the Squadron have played at Regimental and Corps level in Rugby, Football, Netball and Volleyball.

Joining the Army as an Army Reservist means that you do all your training and military duties in you spare time, it makes it possible to get many of the benefits of Army life and combine them with your civilian life and career.

Recruitment

If you are looking for a second career with the opportunity to enhance and learn more skills; are aged between 17 and 9 months and 50; like a challenge and think you are good enough to help the local community in their time of need, then call, email, visit us or use the link at the right bottom and we will tell you more.

There are opportunities for careers as both Officers (31) and Soldiers (50).

Army Reserve

Looking for something different to do with your spare time? Looking for a challenge?

Can you work well as part of a team and on your own? Do you have physical stamina and endurance?

Can you work under pressure and still get the job done? Looking to meet new likeminded people?

Then why not serve with the Army Reserve and get paid for your time?

We welcome applications from both men and women aged between 18 – 52

265 Sp Sqn - Contact

Open evening 1st Tuesday of each month @ 8pm

Telephone: 0345 6000 246 or 01322 315124

Email: 71SIG-265-psao@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
Watling Street
Bexleyheath, Kent
DA6 7QQ

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