There are opportunities for Army Reserves to support Regular Rifles Battalions on operations and training. The jobs within the Battalion are not restricted to the infantry role as Chefs, Combat medics, Anti-Tank operators and administrators also form part of the Battalion. Training concentrates on the military aspect but there are plenty of opportunities to undertake adventurous training and sport as well.
As a member of the Rifles , you'll be trained to use both small arms and larger weapons and be proficient in field craft. As well as gaining traditional Infantry skills, you can also train as Radio Operators, Medical Orderlies, Chefs, Drivers and more.
The Battalion is structured into sub units called companies which are located in Reading (HQ), Abingdon (A) and London (F & G).
There are numerous roles within the unit in addition to that of Infantry Soldier as there is always a need for chefs, medics and administrators. Training concentrates on the military skills, but there are plenty of opportunities to undertake adventurous training, sport and develop new friends.
As a member of the Rifles, you'll be trained to use both small arms and larger weapons and be proficient in “field craft”. The opportunity to gain qualifications and skills that help develop individuals makes the Army Reserve a valued contributor to Society and employers.
Roles within the Battalion are not restricted to Infantry we also have
- Military Chefs
- Combat Medics
- Human Resource Specialists
All of the support roles including the band are open to females