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The Royal Anglian Regiment

The Regiment's regular battalions are based in Woolwich (London) and Cyprus (Dhekelia) with very strong links to the counties that they represent. Our reserve battalion has a presence in all our recruited counties, from Lincolnshire to Hertfordshire.

The Royal Anglian Regiment is one of the most operationally experienced regiments in the Army today, but still retains a close link with the counties that it represents. The Regiment excels in and takes great pride in its ability to operate in both the Light Infantry role and Light Mechanised Infantry role.

The benefits of such specialisation have been tried and tested on the most demanding of operations over recent years, with our soldiers consistently proving their ability to ‘step up to the plate’. See our News tab on the right hand side to find out what the Regiment has been doing recently.

We offer full Regular and part-time Reserve opportunities and are recruiting now. Life in the The Royal Anglian Regiment sets the conditions for career progression for officers and soldiers, with training standards – whichever path you choose – being second to none. Find out more about becoming a Royal Anglian soldier or officer on recruitment tabs to the left.

For those wishing to find out more about our past, please follow the link on the right to our Regimental Museum website, linked to the Regimental Museum at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Anglian Regiment and Maj Gen R W Wooddisse CBE MC is the Colonel of the Regiment.

Watch this video introduction to the Royal Anglian Regiment.

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The Poachers

The Poachers are based in Cottesmore, Rutland having returned from operations in Afghanistan in 2014. They will move to Dhekelia, Cyprus in 2017.

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