Wearing the grey wolf with pride
The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry is the Army’s newest combat regiment. It may have only entered the Army’s order of battle in 2014, but the regiment’s predecessors have a proud history that stretches back hundreds of years.
FACTS & FIGURES
31 October 2014
The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry is a reconnaissance regiment. Operating both on foot and with light armoured vehicles, its soldiers assess enemy activity and local environments, gathering vital intelligence to be sent back to commanders.
- Reconnaissance duties
- Building and manning observation posts
- Conducting patrols
- Driving a range of vehicles
- Operating communications equipment
- Firing machine guns
Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry soldiers will be deployed on Operation Tosca with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
- Exercise Viking Star 2017 - a joint UK, US and Danish exercise.
- Exercise Wessex Storm
As well as being at the forefront of the action, soldiers in the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry pride themselves on forming long-lasting friendships. They work hard and play hard, combining sports and outdoor activities with their combat training.
The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry has its regimental headquarters in Edinburgh.
The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry
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As a light cavalry regiment, the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry uses light armoured vehicles such as the RWMIK Land Rover to get around, although it soldiers are just as effective when operating on foot.
Their reconnaissance role requires them to work far ahead of other friendly forces, gathering intelligence on the enemy and the local environment. They then send this information back to commanders, who use it to make important tactical decisions.
The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry is paired with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Together they train and serve on important operations all over the world.
Past to present
The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry was created out of a restructuring of existing yeomanry regiments. It entered the Army’s order of battle on 31 October 2014.
The SNIY is created
The regiment adopts the grey regimental headwear of the Royal Scots Dragoons
The SNIY trains office workers as part of Exercise Executive Stretch
The regiment leads the first Yeomanry Courses Camp
The regiment takes part in Exercise Viking Star – their first overseas exercise
The regiment is presented with a Guidon for the first time.
Address: Yeomanry House, Ayr, KA7 2JQ Contact: 0141 224 5862
Address: Dunmore Park, Belfast, BT15 3FP Contact: 02892 260311
Address: Yeomanry House, Cupar, KY15 4BL Contact: 01334 656155
Address: Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, EH13 0PP Contact: 0131 310 5517