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Light Cavalry careers

A career in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards can cover a wide range of roles, including, but not limited to, guided missile operators, gunners and drivers.

JACKAL Drivers

Upon the completion of completing Phase 1 Training soldiers start regimental life as drivers on the formidable JACKAL armoured vehicles. This means that along with your NVQs in literacy and numeracy, you will gain your CAT C (HGV) licence. This is unique to the Light Cavalry and the Royal Armoured Corps



After some time as a driver you will be given the opportunity to complete the Light Cavalry Gunner’s Course. You will learn to fire weapons such as the .50 calibre machine gun and the 40mm Grenade Machine Gun. You will also enhance your skills by becoming proficient on the BOWMAN radio systems. Many soldiers go on to gain further City and Guilds communication qualifications through the Army.


Specialist Training

After time as a gunner, most troopers will look to become specialists in different areas such as snipers, guided missile operators, communications experts or heavy machine gun operators

No matter which trade you specialise in, SCOTS DG provide a truly varied career that is second to none.

As Light Cavalry, the Regiment is now training on the new JACKAL and COYOTE vehicles, and also developing dismounted skills. As part of this, many squadrons from all Light Cavalry Regiments have deployed overseas to develop these skills, with SCOTS DG having already trained in Cyprus and due to exercise shortly in the Middle East.

In addition, the Regiment is conducting training with its paired Army Reserve Yeomanry regiment, the Scottish and Northern Irish Yeomanry.

Find out more

To find out more about the Regiment, including History, Sport and Adventurous Training, the world famous Pipes and Drums, please contact us using the tabs on the left.

To find out how to join the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards get in contact with the regimental recruiting team using the Facebook link and twitter to the right.

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