*VIDEO* Dudley Royal Yeomanry looking for new recruits

on October 16, 2015


Squadron B of the Dudley Royal Yeomanry are hosting an open day on Saturday for prospective army trainees.

The open day will start at 11:00AM and will take place at the Dudley Army Reserve Centre, on Vicar Street. The reserve centre is home to B Squadron where soldiers are trained for the battlefield.


Officer Jonathan Astley, who is based in the Dudley Reserve Centre for the Royal Yeomanry, has urged for anyone who is interested in joining the army to visit the open day to learn more. Officer Astley explained how prospective recruits “must be fit, don’t have any medical or health issues or criminal convictions.”

Officer Astley also had this to say:

“We’re looking for people from between 18-50, but generally 18-30. It is part time – up to 27 days a year –  and you get paid for what you do… but there are various cash bonuses. You will get trained the same way as a regular soldier but on a part-time basis.

We’re based in the Army Reserve Centre in Dudley, we are a reconnaissance regiment so we go out and find out information about the enemy and help with humanitarian aid.”

Along with being trained to work this armoured Land Rover (pictured below), recruits will also learn: military training, various weapon training and medical training among other valuable skills.

The reserve centre also offer plenty of other activities to get involved with, such as skiing, cycling, climbing, sailing and football. The Squadron also have many social events throughout the year including parties, formal dinners and family events.

Land Rover - Royal Yeomanry

The Dudley Reserve Centre is home to the Midland’s oldest army regiments and again is looking to expand by over a third, as it did in 2014.

If you missed this open day, do not worry, the Reserve Centre welcome prospective recruits every Wednesday evening to ask any questions.


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