B Company or ‘Royal Sussex’ Company is very much operationally focused, having deployed around 140 of its Officers and Soldiers to operational theatres in support of the Regular Army since 2003. The Company has also supported operations prior to 2003 with members seeing service in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo.
In addition to this support B Company is also ready to support the local authorities with military assistance in the event of natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
The Company recruits from all over East and West Sussex and recently under the Army Reserve restructuring gained a Platoon Outstation in Eastbourne. This now is the base for one of B Company’s Rifle Platoons. In due course a support weapons platoon will also be established in B Company; this will be the Anti-Tank Platoon equipped with the current Javelin weapon system.
B Company is extremely proud of the historical and current links with the county of Sussex. It has over the generations built and maintained excellent relationships with all the local councils and regularly supports a whole host of local civic and charity events.
However, it is not all work and no play. The Company enjoys a full social life holding a number of functions and events throughout the year. There is also ample opportunity for a wide range of fun yet demanding activities of a sporting or adventurous nature. Within the last few years this has included High Altitude Trekking in Nepal, Scuba Diving in Cyprus and Skiing in the Alps.
Current role opportunities:
• Infantry Officers and Soldiers
The following roles are open to both males and females:
• Combat Medics
Army Reserve Centre
198 Dyke Road,
Tel: 01252 545667