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.
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.
Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry soldiers will be deployed on Operation Tosca with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
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.
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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.
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 takes part in its first annual camp at Kirkcudbright training area
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