The Royal Yeomanry
As a reconnaissance regiment, the Royal Yeomanry operates in front of other friendly forces to gather intelligence on the enemy and the local environment, often at night and in poor weather conditions.
We use light armoured vehicles fitted with high-tech weaponry and the latest battlefield communications systems, along with surveillance optics to help see at night – although we're equally at home on foot.
Royal Yeomanry soldiers train and serve alongside their Regular Army counterparts, 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. Together, we have been deployed on operations all over the world.
The Royal Yeomanry is comprised of:
A (SHERWOOD RANGERS YEOMANRY) SQUADRON
B (STAFFORDSHIRE, WARWICKSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE) SQUADRON
C (KENT AND SHARPSHOOTERS YEOMANRY) SQUADRON
D (SHROPSHIRE YEOMANRY) SQUADRON
E (LEICESTERSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY) SQUADRON
F (WESTMINSTER DRAGOONS) SQUADRON
CARDIFF TROOP, D SQUADRON
The driver is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the vehicle. They are experienced in the knowing the limitations of their vehicle, working with the commander to manoeuvre as a team.
The vehicle commander sits next to the driver and is in charge of the tactical employment of the vehicle crew.
Responsible for navigation, radio communication as well as manning the commanders GPMG.
Atop the vehicle is the vehicle gunner. Operating either the GPMG, HMG or GMG, they are the primary eyes and ears for the vehicle crew. They require high levels of situational awareness which allows them to communicate important information to the commander.
The combat medics are integrated within the Squadron in order to provide an initial response to casualties.
They are one of the first responders to an incident before loading up the medical chain to regimental aid.
Weapons & Equipment
Info on SA80
Info on GPMG
Info on Glock 17
Info on HMG
Info on GMG
Info on Javelin
Info on Sharpshooter Rifle
Info on Jackal