How To Join C (KSY) Sqn Royal Yeomanry

If you are a highly motivated person who can work as part of a team then have you thought about joining the Army Reserve. You can learn new skills such as weapon handling, map reading, first aid and specialist training such as signals and driving. Some skills will also transfer over and be of benefit to your civilian job such as leadership, communications skills and fitness.

As a Soldier Under Training we will teach you everything you need to know, so the only preparation you need is a basic level of fitness, some motivation and a good sense of humour.

Once you have completed your selection we will issue you all the kit you require to undertake 6 weekends of military training followed by a 2-week course at an army training establishment.

Basic training is challenging and enjoyable. It will teach you everything you need to know to become an effective soldier and to fulfil your role within the Army Reserve, from military terminology, drill and how to wear your uniform to physical fitness, weapon handling, first aid, field craft, and map reading. The final two-week course ends with a series of confirmatory tests and a Passing Out Parade, to which family and friends can be invited.

Meet New People

Good teamwork is vital throughout the Army, and your teamwork skills will be built to a level rarely found in other jobs. You will make strong friendships with like-minded people, forged out of shared experiences. Army Reserve members come from a huge variety of backgrounds, bringing many different social, occupational and cultural experiences from their civilian lives. But what they share is a desire to develop new skills and achieve new goals.

Pay and Commitment

When you join the Army Reserve you get paid for all the time that you put in plus travel expenses, you also receive a tax free bounty every year. There are also opportunities for overseas travel for activities such as skiing or exercises.

If you are interested then come and see us on a drill night. We parade on a Wednesday night between 7.30-9.30pm at:

Sharpshooter House
The Barracks
Mitcham Road

Alternatively, call the Squadron during office hours on 0208 688 2138 for further information. Please be prepared to leave your name and contact details so that the recruiting team can get in touch.

You can also send the recruiting team an email using the following address We look forward to hearing from you.

For full details on joining the Army Reserve please visit the Royal Yeomanry Website.