ARTILLERY WINS WARS

104 Regiment Royal Artillery

WE ARE MISSION READY

We are an Army Reserve unit located in South Wales, South West England, and the West Midlands.

We are equipped with the 105 mm ‘Light Gun’ and we are ready to conduct a range of missions, including responding to emergencies in the UK, firing Royal Gun Salutes, and deploying people on military operations overseas.

When you join us, you get involved in everything the Regular Army does, and you are paid for the time you serve.

We are actively recruiting great people just like you, so if you would like to join the team, click here, or get in touch with a member of our recruiting team via email or call on 07966 743645 for more information. Also, check out our Locations using the tab below.

 

Our Regiment

Facts & Figures

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ACTIVE FROM:

1967

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ROLE:

CLOSE SUPPORT ARTILLERY

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SPECIALISM:

L118 105mm LIGHT GUN

Our Primary Role

Artillery wins wars – it is a warfighting capability.

We are equipped with the 105mm Light Gun, which has a range of over 15km. Our primary role is to provide close support artillery fire, including High Explosive, Smoke, and Illumination effects.

We offer a wide range of roles, including:

  • Gun Operator: fire the L118 105 mm ‘Light Gun’
  • Forward Observer: control and coordinate artillery from a concealed observation post
  • Command Systems: the essential link between the Forward Observers and the Guns – the ‘brain’ of the artillery system, reliant upon IT and communications
  • Logistics: ensure the delivery of essential supplies, including ammunition, food and fuel
  • Chef: learn to cook in the field and in barracks
  • Medic: keep people fit and healthy; provide first aid
  • Human Resources: ensure people are correctly paid and administered. 

We are actively recruiting, so if you would like to join the team, click here or email one of our recruiters for more information.

Belong, Develop, Achieve

Close Support artillery offers a unique sense of teamwork and camaraderie. We rely upon the skill and determination of our people – there’s nothing quite like belonging to a close-knit team and firing the Light Gun, in all weathers, by day and night!

Being a Close Support artillery soldier demands resilience, determination and a sense of humour. It will develop you in ways that no civilian role can.

From the start, you will achieve a sense of fulfilment, experience adventure and get paid for your time. And as your Army Reserve career progresses and your knowledge, experience and leadership develops, you can achieve promotion.

We train our people to develop highly valued skills and qualifications, such as:

  • Digital Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Operational Planning
  • Logistics Planning and Delivery
  • Equipment Care and Maintenance
  • Driving (including Heavy Goods Vehicles)
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Fitness and Healthy Living

We are actively recruiting, so if you would like to join the team, click here or email one of our recruiters for more information.

Sport and Adventure

We offer a wide range of Sports and Adventure Training.

Our people have represented the Regiment, the Artillery and the Army in a range of sports, including rugby, triathlon, cycling, cross country, surf-kayaking, powerlifting, angling and so on – there’s something for everyone! And you get paid for taking part in sport organised by the Army.

We regularly offer Adventure Training opportunities, such as our annual skiing expedition to the Alps. And when you take part in adventure training, you get paid!

We also support people to undertake ‘ultra’ events. The Offa’s Dyke Challenge celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and involved a small team running seven marathons in seven days along the traditional border between England and Wales. We aim to complete at least one significant ‘ultra’ event a year. And, as with sport and adventure training, Reservists get paid to take part.

We have lots of modern camping equipment, paddle boards, mountain bikes and all sorts of other kit for members of the Regiment to use as they wish – from weekends away with their Army Reserve mates, to summer holidays with family. The limit is your imagination!

We are actively recruiting, so if you would like to join the team, click here or email one of our recruiters for more information.

Our locations

211 (South Wales) Battery

Training Times:

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Call / text using 07966 743649, or email our recruiters using the button below.

If you want to join 211 Battery, click here

APPLYING TO JOIN

You need to be 18 to join, but you can apply when you are 17 years and 9 months. The maximum age in most cases is 43. You can either apply right now, or get in touch with one of our recruiters who will help you out - and probably invite you for a visit.

Email our recruiters

C Troop, 211 (South Wales) Battery

TRAINING TIMES

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Call / text using 07966 743649, or email our recruiters using the button below.

If you want to join C Troop, 211 Battery, click here

APPLYING TO JOIN

You need to be 18 to join, but you can apply when you are 17 years and 9 months. The maximum age in most cases is 43. You can either apply right now, or get in touch with one of our recruiters who will help you out - and probably invite you for a visit.

Email our recruiters

217 (City of Newport) Battery

TRAINING TIMES

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Call / text using 07966 743647, or email our recruiters using the button below.

If you want to join 217 Battery, click here.

APPLYING TO JOIN

You need to be 18 to join, but you can apply when you are 17 years and 9 months. The maximum age in most cases is 43. You can either apply right now, or get in touch with one of our recruiters who will help you out - and probably invite you for a visit.

Email our recruiters

266 (Gloucestershire Artillery Reserve) Battery

TRAINING TIMES

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Call / text using 07747 826786, or email our recruiters using the button below

If you want to join 266 Battery, click here

APPLYING TO JOIN

You need to be 18 to join, but you can apply when you are 17 years and 9 months. The maximum age in most cases is 43. You can either apply right now, or get in touch with one of our recruiters who will help you out - and probably invite you for a visit.

Email our recruiters

289 Troop, 266 (Gloucester Artillery Volunteers) Battery

TRAINING TIMES

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Call / text using 07970 194900, or email our recruiters using the button below

If you want to join 289 Troop, 266 Battery, click here.

APPLYING TO JOIN

You need to be 18 to join, but you can apply when you are 17 years and 9 months. The maximum age in most cases is 43. You can either apply right now, or get in touch with one of our recruiters who will help you out - and probably invite you for a visit.

Email our recruiters

214 (Worcester) Battery

TRAINING TIMES

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Call / text using 07971 795576, or email our recruiters using the button below.

If you want to join 214 Battery, click here.

APPLYING TO JOIN

You need to be 18 to join, but you can apply when you are 17 years and 9 months. The maximum age in most cases is 43. You can either apply right now, or get in touch with one of our recruiters who will help you out - and probably invite you for a visit.

Email our recruiters

Our People

Lance Bombardier Dylan Tomkins

Career: 3 years

Role: Forward observation post, identifying targets and bringing artillery fire down

Memorable experiences:

  • Seeing the effect of artillery fire
  • Royal Gun Salute to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Junior NCO leadership course – tough, but really well-designed and delivered
  • Playing rugby for the Royal Artillery and attending Army U-23 trials
  • Skiing and mountaineering
  • Qualify as an Army Physical Training Instructor

Ambitions:

  • Play rugby for the Army

We are actively recruiting, so if you would like to join the team, click here or email one of our recruiters for more information.

Lieutenant Jess Powell

Career: 3 years (including 3 years at OTC)

Role: Command Post Officer, Gun Position Safety Officer and Troop Commander

Memorable experiences:

  • Live-firing artillery exercises, as either Command Post Officer or Gun Position Safety Officer.
  • Royal Gun salutes in Cardiff Castle
  • Training for the Offa’s Dyke Challenge, to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will involve seven marathons in seven days along the traditional (and very hilly) border between England and Wales. Training is tough (lots of running over a six-month period), but the coaching has been brilliant and we’ve been given loads of top-end kit and equipment, plus fantastic support.

Ambitions:

  • Train as a Battery Recce Officer
  • Promote to Captain
  • Complete more ‘ultra’ events!

We are actively recruiting, so if you would like to join the team, click here or email one of our recruiters for more information.

Gunner Miles Block

Career: 3 years

Role: 105 mm Light Gun crew

Memorable experiences:

  • Multi-activity adventure training packages (including mountain biking, kayaking and rock-climbing).
  • Voluntary mobilisation and deployment to Estonia as part of a UK-led, multi-national Battle Group – the UK’s contribution to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence. Initially deployed for six months, volunteered for an extra three months.
  • Whilst in Estonia, learned to drive a Land Rover off road, undertook a Team Medic course, trained on the Glock pistol and General Purpose Machine Gun, and completed an Army Leadership Development Course (so that I can be promoted).

Ambitions:

  • Promotion to Lance Bombardier
  • Qualify as an Alpine Skiing Instructor
  • Attend an Accelerated Freefall skydiving course
  • Complete the next 104 Regt RA ‘ultra’ event.

We are actively recruiting, so if you would like to join the team, click here or email one of our recruiters for more information.

Applying to join 104 Regiment

You will need to be 18 to join 104 Regiment, but you can apply when you are 17 and 9 months old. The maximum age to join is 43 in most cases.

If you want to join, you can apply online and then visit your local unit and have a chat with one of our recruiting team, or you can email the team and they'll help you with your application and get you ready for the Army Assessment Centre.

To start an online application, click here.

To email our recruiters, click here.

  1. Apply online

    Your online application is the start of your journey within 104 Regiment and the Army Reserve

  2. Meet your local unit

    Now that you've applied, you'll be given a candidate support manager and a login to an online portal where you can track your progress online. The recruiting team will tell you about various roles we offer in the Royal Artillery and help you plan what you need to do to get to the next stage.

    If you don't already know your local unit, you can find it here.

  3. Assessment Centre

    This is your chance to see if the Army is suitable for you, and for us to see if you are suitable to join. The assessment will involve the following:

    • A full medical examination
    • Physical and mental tests
    • Teamworking exercises
    • An interview
  4. After Assessment

    Once you have passed the assessment centre, and you've enlisted, you are ready to start your training as a soldier in the British Army. 

    You will have the opportunity to complete your training all in one go, or separated into multiple weekends. You will also be invited to start attending training nights with your unit before you are fully trained.

Our Locations

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Soldiers and Families

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