4 YORKS are our regionally-based Army Reserve battalion and have companies and detachments in towns and cities across Yorkshire and Teesside.
Over the past few years, 4 YORKS completed a successful multi-national exercise in Lithuania, a major exercise in Denmark, mobilised in support of flood relief in West Yorkshire and to deliver COVID-19 mobile testing teams across the north of England.
In addition, 4 YORKS soldiers were mobilised and deployed alongside the regulars of 2 YORKS on Op Toral 9 in Kabul, and to perform force protection duties in British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), ably demonstrating the capabilities and utility of the reserves.
Be a Yorkshire Warrior ...
Be a Reserve Infanteer or join a trade such as Chef, Medic or Clerk. Challenge yourself, learn military skills, gain new qualifications, travel overseas alongside some of the best Regular and Reserve soldiers in the world.
Combat infantry can also specialise as radio, mortar and machine gun operators, drivers, stores and team medics.
Develop teamwork, fitness and courage through participation in military fitness, adventure training and sport.
Qualify as a Army Physical Training Instructor or adventure training leader.
Annual training bonus
Pension & Holiday Pay
Pro rata pension and holiday pay
For all training
Join our family, be proud to serve with your pals from Yorkshire and Teesside in the best Army Reserve infantry battalion in the British Army.
Reserve training teaches individual how to lead, solve problems, communicate, present ideas and organise complex events or processes.
It encourages commitment, reliability and confidence. The average commercial value of Reserve training is worth over £10,000.
2019 to May 2020, an example of the battalion providing soldiers to undergo mobilised service in support of our regular counterparts.
In April 2020, over 150 soldiers were among the first mobilised on the British Army’s Op Rescript to deliver COVID-19 testing across the north of England.
More recently, 31 reserves were mobilised to fulfil an operational commitment in Kenya. Later in 2022, 4 YORKS will deploy to Oman, yet another example of the ability of the Army Reserve to deliver against UK Defence Outputs.
4 YORKS routinely undertake training in the UK and overseas, alongside regular and coalition forces.
In recent years, the Yorkshire reserves have trained with 1 YORKS in Canada and with NATO forces in Lithuania and Denmark.
More recently a formed unit of 31 infanteers was mobilised to deployed to British Army Training Unit Kenya to provide essential force protection and guarding duties and in late 2022, 4 YORKS will deploy to Oman.
Under Future Soldier, more opportunities for our reserves to train and deploy on operation, either as a unit or, as part of 1 YORKS will continue to demonstrate the capabilities and utility of the reserve.
The Army Reserve
The Volunteer Force formed to join the pre-existing Militia (formed in 1801) and Yeomanry in the defence of the nation.
The Yeomanry, Militia and Volunteer Force are merged to form the Territorial Force (named Territorial Army from 1921).
Hundreds of Territorial Force units are mobilised for overseas and homeland defence, many join the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France in late 1914. In 1916 all TF soldiers were made eligible for overseas service.
Hundreds of Territorial Army units mobilised and many of the pre-existing units join the BEF in France. Later, entire TA Divisions and Brigades join the fight.
Since formation in 2006, 4 YORKS have joined 4th Infantry Brigade and are part of the newly renamed Army Reserve.
Join Yorkshire’s Infantry Reserve
Explore our Equipment
4 YORKS - Army Reserve Recruitment
Call for spare-time officer and soldier enquiries. Visit our home page for the map for local Army Reserve Centres (ARC) and their recruiter contact details.