Who we are
The 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment ‘The Steelbacks’ is an Army Reserve Light Infantry Battalion made up of terrific Soldiers and Civilians. Our Headquarters is in the heart of Suffolk in Bury St Edmunds, we have sub units located throughout East Anglia and in the East Midlands.
Our Reserve Soldiers come from many walks of life and civilian occupations, coming together to make a dynamically capable team. Integration with Regimental Headquarters and our sister Regular Battalion all focus on integrating 3 Royal Anglian as part of the Regimental Family.
We can be found in:
- Bury St Edmunds
The Steelbacks’ are a highly professional Army Reserve unit. Which supports the Regular Army by providing augmenters for operational deployment, engagement tasks, international peacekeeping and stability operations. We have deployed soldiers on operations in countries including; Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Kenya and Australia, both in support of the Regular Army and as a formed unit in support of wider operations.
Our sub units meet once a week and take part in planned weekend training and annual deployment exercises in the UK and overseas.
We continue to support the Army in its operational output whilst also providing a wide range of Army focused training to the individuals who join us
Not only do we engage in military training, exercises and operations, we also like our soldiers to engage in Army Sports and to take themselves out of their comfort zones on challenging Adventure Training. Both Sports and Adventure Training help develop a well-rounded soldier / leader who is capable under pressure. The Battalion participate in a number of annual sporting events / competitions from Football Matches to Golf Tournaments with those who excel going on to represent the Army Reserve at National level.
We encourage participation in Adventure Training, whether that is on Battalion organised Skiing Foundation Course, on a multi activity package which could encompass Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing or a host of other activities on a basic hill walking weekend or major foreign expedition. If you aspire to be an Instructor the national courses are available to help you achieve that.
There is so much more on offer to a 3 Royal Anglian reserve than just military training.
We want you to join us
Professional Army reserve unit wants you
We are a highly trained professional Army Reserve unit and have opportunities for you to join us. You will learn new skills, try new challenges, chance to travel and make new friends.
If you want to find out more give us a call or drop us a line.
Call now: 01284 718 468
3rd Battalion HQ (The Steelbacks)
Blenheim Camp, Newmarket Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3SW
1 COMPANY HQ 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, 325 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AB. 01603 427 658
1 COMPANY DETACHMENT 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, St Peters Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2LT. 01603 427 658
2 COMPANY HQ 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, Ulverscroft Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 6BY. 0115 427 658
2 COMPANY DETACHMENT 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, St Marks Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8AN. 01536 203 190
3 COMPANY HQ 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, Springfield Lyons, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5TA. 01245 462 301
4 COMPANY HQ 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, Westward Ho, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN34 5AE. 01472 877 581
5 COMPANY DETACHMENT 3RD BATTALION
Army Reserve Centre, Blenheim Camp, Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3SW
HQ COMPANY DETACHMENT
Army Reserve Centre, London Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9BY. 01733 358 775
Join us now
We are keen to hear from you. 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 Battlalions.
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 opportunties around the world.
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