Who we are
The Second Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment ‘The Poachers’ is a Light Mechanised Infantry Battalion who recruit from across the East of England (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Rutland). This strong link and our county heritage forms the basis of our five Companies.
- A “Lincolnshire” Company
- B “Leicestershire” Company
- C “Northamptonshire” Company
- D “Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire” Company
- HQ “Rutland” Company
Based at Kendrew Barracks, Rutland, ‘The Poachers’ are located right in the heartland of their recruiting area. ‘The Poachers’ are part of 7th Infantry Brigade and 1st (UK) Division – the British Army’s Adaptable Force who are optimised for challenges of today, both in the UK and abroad.
‘The Poachers’ have deployed on a number of operations, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
More recently the Battalion has been based in Cyprus, providing the United Kingdom’s high readiness Infantry unit, ready to respond and support operations across the Middle East and North Africa.
Additionally, the Battalion has deployed on numerous overseas exercises worldwide to countries including Egypt, Canada and the USA.
Sport and Adventure Training activities are equally important in ‘The Poachers’.
We have recently had scuba diving expeditions to Malta, competed in the Army Ski Championships and had soldiers represent the Army at the International Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Games in Las Vegas.
Even if you haven't tried any of these sports before, join the Poachers and learn a new skill. Being based in Rutland offers easy access to both the North and South of country, with good transport links back home or for weekends away with friends.
Where we live
Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7BL
Join us now
We are looking for people who are up to the challenge and want to make a difference on a full or part-time basis. Your skills and background could be perfect in our Battalions.
The Army and our Regiment is a great place to find your next challenge, develop your leadership and discover the world through travel opportunities with Military Operations, Exercises and Adventure Training opportunities around the world.
If not full time we have a Reserve Battalion as well.