4 YORKS are our regionally-based Army Reserve battalion and have companies and detachments in towns and cities across Yorkshire and Teesside. 4 YORKS recently completed a successful multi-national exercise in Lithuania to practice and develop interoperability with our NATO counterparts. Contributing nations included Lithuania; Estonia, Poland and Germany. Looking forward, 2019 is also set to be busy when 4 YORKS will be involved in Exercise ASKARI STORM in Kenya and will also deploy on Ex Viking Star in Denmark, both of which are set to be challenging exercises.
The Battalion recruits and trains from nine Army Reserve Centre (ARCs) located in York, Hull, Beverley, Barnsley, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Middlesbrough.
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
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.
A team deployed on Operation TORAL 5 to support 2 YORKS, our paired unit. This is the most recent example of the battalion providing soldiers to undergo mobilised service in support of our regular counterparts.
4 YORKS soldiers have deployed on operations to Iraq, Afghanistan and training missions to Uganda and Tunisia.
4 YORKS routinely undertake training in the UK and overseas, alongside regular or partner forces. In recent years, they have trained alongside 1 YORKS in Canada, the US Army & Slovenian defence forces (pictured) in central Europe and the Australian Army reserves in southern Australia.
Individuals routinely take part in exchange programmes with the US Army National Guard.
In November 2018, the Battalion conducted its annual training exercise in Lithuania (Ex Iron Wolf 2).
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.
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.