Who are The Ranger Regiment?
The Ranger Regiment consists of four Special Operations Capable battalions. These battalions are drawn from volunteers from across the Army, who are selected and trained to develop individual and collective robustness, maturity, emotional intelligence
The Ranger Regiment is optimised to operate below the threshold of war alongside – and through – specialised partners to deliver operational-level insights and effects.
It can be authorised to operate beyond the remit of conventional forces, under greater secrecy, or with increased risk acceptance.
As the partner-centric component of Land Special Operations, ASOB will have roles in; sub-Threshold Peer Competition; countering Violent Extremist Organisations (C-VEO); countering asymmetric threats and enabling symmetric manoeuvre in conflict
Facts and Figures
The Ranger Regiment was formed on 1 December 2021. It is only the third regiment to be formed since World War Two.
- Role: Operational Partnering
- Specialism. Special Operations Capable
- Selection process. Volunteers must pass the two-week ‘Ranger Assessment Cadre’ followed by a ten-week ‘All Arms Ranger Course’ before being considered for service in one of the Ranger Regiments.
Due to our role of operational partnering we are looking for individuals who possess a unique skill set.
Individuals are expected to operate in small teams and often at reach globally. Teams have to be trusted to get the correct balance when working to their commander and the requirements of their partners.
- Emotional Intelligence
- Planning Lead
- Commands Team
- Focused Up and Out
- Finance Lead
- Policy Lead
- Team Second in Command
- Training Oversight
- Operations Lead
- Planning Assistance
- Team Sergeant
- Sustainment Lead
- Understands Local Resource
- Communications lead
- Cyber lead
- Information management lead
- Foreign communications lead
- Combat Engineer
- Vehicle management lead
- Counter-Improvided Explosive Device / Measurement of Effect lead
- Joint Terminal Attack Controller
- Prestige weapons lead / Indirect Fire Instructor
- Unconventional warfare lead
- Weapons training lead
- Foreign weapons
- Tactics lead
- Combat Medical Technician
- Team medical administration lead
- Medical training lead
- Deputises for Team Medic
- Advanced Team Medic
- Medical training assistance
- Tactical questioner
- Sensitive Site Exploitation lead
- Intelligence analyst
- Team Force Protection
- Support to all disciplines
Volunteers from across the Field Army should apply via Defence Connect, click here.
The Army Special Operations Brigade (ASOB) and the Land Special Operations Training Centre (LSOTC) will aim to deliver regular Insight Days. These are designed to help personnel understand life in a Ranger Battalion, explain what the RAC consists of and how individuals can best prepare.
Attendance on one of these days is not mandatory and personnel can load straight on the RAC, but they are highly recommended.
Ranger Assessment Cadre (RAC)
The RAC is an opportunity for the individual to demonstrate they posses the unique set of skills required for service in one of the Ranger Bns. It is a two-week continuous period which incorporates mentally and physically challenging scenarios. The pinnacle is a 100km patrol as team, reacting to the evolving situation whilst embedded in a partner focused scenario.
The purpose of the RAC is for the candidate to show they have the required skills, whilst also demonstrating potential operations.
All Arms Ranger Course (AARC)
On passing the RAC candidates will be invited to attend an ‘All Arms Ranger Course’
Having proven their skills during the AARC, candidates will be taught skills unique to Army Special Operations and will finish the course able to deploy across the globe in support of partners.
Having passed both the RAC and the AARC candidates will be viable to be selected into one of the four Ranger Bns.
Exercise Jagare, a Swedish Armed Forces led reconnaissance exercise which took place in Arvidsjaur recently involving the 3rd Battalion the Ranger Regiment and Sweden’s Norrland Dragoon Regiment.
Soldiers are training on the windswept Stanford Training Area ranges in Norfolk to develop the specialist skills they will need to serve in the British Army’s new Ranger Regiment.
The British Army has unveiled the cap badge of The Ranger Regiment.