The London Regiment is the only Reserve regiment in 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 regiment offers a range of light role 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 Regiment are used to operating on their feet. Once basic training has been completed, many London Regiment soldiers go on to specialise as sharpshooters, assault pioneers, machine gunners and more.
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.
The London Regiment recruits from across the Greater London area. As Army Reservists, soldiers in the London Regiment 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:
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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.
The London Regiment 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.