Dedicated Reservists from across London
1st Battalion London Guards are the Army Reserve for the Guards Division. It provides highly trained infantry soldiers to reinforce the five regiments of the Foot Guards on operations all over the world. The battalion offers a range of capabilities with specialisms in both individual and support weapons.
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Light Role Infantry
As a light infantry unit, soldiers in the London Guards are used to operating on their feet. Once basic training has been completed, many London Guards soldiers go on to specialise as sharpshooters, assault pioneers, machine gunners and more.
- Operating machine guns
- Operating mortars
- Tactical communication
- Driving vehicles
- Anti-tank operations
- Other roles such as Medic, Chef, Driver and Clerk roles are also required by the battalion
The LONDONS provide world-leading training and inspirational opportunities to its reservists in preparation for future deployments to protect the nation. Recently the regiment has focussed on training in multiple different terrains including overseas training and adventure training in Australia, Canada, France, Denmark, Israel, Spain, Morocco, Peru and the US.
- Operation Herrick (Afghanistan)
- Operation Telic (Iraq)
- Operation Tosca (Cyprus)
The London Guards recruit from across the Greater London area. As Army Reservists, soldiers in the London Guards come from many different walks of life, but all are united in a desire to serve their country and push themselves to the limit.
You will quickly learn the skills required to become a junior leader and gain promotion.
Our senior ranks are experienced, respectful and provide excellent coaching and mentoring.
The London Regiment is based across the capital, with units in:
The London Regiment
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Since its foundation in 1908, the regiment has answered the call of duty for every British conflict, major and minor, from the trenches of the First World War to the streets of Baghdad.
As a light infantry regiment, the Londons operate on foot, carrying out skirmishes and undertaking reconnaissance alongside their comrades in the Foot Guards.
Past to Present
The London Guards began life as 26 separate Volunteer Force battalions which were brought together in 1908. Since then, the regiment has distinguished itself in service across every conflict fought by the British Army.
The regiment fights bravely in the Great War, earning battle honours.
The London Regiment is deployed from Europe to the Far East as part of the Second World War.
The regiment is deployed to Iraq.
London Regiment soldiers fight in Afghanistan as part on Operation Herrick.
As part of the integrated review, the regiment was re-named the London Guards.
Battalion Headquarters and Rifles Platoon Number 15 (Loos) Company
Address: 27 St John's Hill, Battersea, SW11 1TT Contact: 020 7801 2543
G (Messines) Company, Scots Guards
Address: Army Reserve Centre, 76a Rochester Row, Victoria, SW1P 1JU Contact: 020 7801 2543
Mortar Platoon G (Messines) Company
Address: G (Messines) Company, Hudson House, Bromley Road, Bellingham, SE6 2RH Contact: 020 7801 2543
No 15 (Loos) Company, Irish Guards
Address: Army Reserve Centre, Connaught House, Flodden Road, Camberwell, SE5 9LL
Number 17 Company, Coldstream Guards
Address: Army Reserve Centre, 190 Hammersmith Road, W6 7DJ
Ypres Company, Grenadier Guards
Address: Army Reserve Centre, Portsmouth Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QX