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Queen's Own Yeomanry

The Queen's Own Yeomanry (QOY) is one of the Army Reserve's light armoured reconnaissance regiments. The regiment has squadrons in Newcastle, York, Wigan and Chester. The armoured reconnaissance soldier needs to be fit, adaptable and self-reliant, prepared to work in small teams in any weather conditions to get the job done.

Often well in front of other friendly forces gathering intelligence on the enemy and environment, he is master of his equipment, Mounted in light armoured vehicles (RWMIKs), which are equipped with the both the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) as well as the Browning .50 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG), and the latest BOWMAN digital battlefield communications system, along with surveillance optics, including thermal imaging, to see at night.

The reconnaissance soldier is equally at home on his feet and will be trained to fight for battlefield information day or night and under testing and arduous conditions.

The QOY has very close links with its regular paired armoured reconnaissance regiment The Light Dragoons. It currently trains and serves along side them as trained crewmen reinforcements on operations anywhere in the world.

Our reconnaissance role means that our soldiers need to be as confident sending a vital radio message while driving cross-country as they are carrying out a covert night patrol or manning an Observation Post: a mix of activities which few other units can match.

As well as being in the middle of the action, the QOY also prides itself on forming long lasting friendships, having fun, playing sport and taking part in many outdoor adventure activities.

If you're looking for a serious challenge, with serious equipment in a serious role, then contact us now to find out how we can help you become a member of our team.

QOY roles

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