Armoured infantry

#1
Hi I was wondering if I could get information on these different regiments on what they do and what the people are like in each one, which are described as “ armoured infantry “.
I have an interest in joining as an officer but still in sixth form in Liverpool. I have been to the recruitment office ( useless ) and the army website ( vague ) and wanted knowledge from people who know first hand about any of these regiments:

Fusiliers
Royal Lancers
1st Royal horse artillery
Queens/Light/Royal dragoon’s

Any info on these will be appreciated to my knowledge they are armoured infantry. So anything you know about what they do and what the people are like will be greatly appreciated
 
#2
Hi I was wondering if I could get information on these different regiments on what they do and what the people are like in each one, which are described as “ armoured infantry “.
I have an interest in joining as an officer but still in sixth form in Liverpool. I have been to the recruitment office ( useless ) and the army website ( vague ) and wanted knowledge from people who know first hand about any of these regiments:

Fusiliers
Royal Lancers
1st Royal horse artillery
Queens/Light/Royal dragoon’s

Any info on these will be appreciated to my knowledge they are armoured infantry. So anything you know about what they do and what the people are like will be greatly appreciated
Only one infantry Johnny in that lot. Two cav, and one gunner

List of British Army regiments - Wikipedia

Google is amazing!
 
#3
Only one infantry Johnny in that lot. Two cav, and one gunner

List of British Army regiments - Wikipedia

Google is amazing!
The army website says the 1st armoured infantry Brigade consists of fusiliers, household cav, RHA, 3rd rifles and royal tank regiment. The royal lancers describe themselves as part of the 12th armoured inf brigade. And dragoon’s was someone different I wanted to know. And yes I’m 17 I don’t know everything military
 
#6
A brigade will consist of many capbadges and units, not just the infantry. It will have a Royal Signals squadron for example.
 
#9
Hi I was wondering if I could get information on these different regiments on what they do and what the people are like in each one, which are described as “ armoured infantry “.
I have an interest in joining as an officer but still in sixth form in Liverpool. I have been to the recruitment office ( useless ) and the army website ( vague ) and wanted knowledge from people who know first hand about any of these regiments:

Fusiliers
Royal Lancers
1st Royal horse artillery
Queens/Light/Royal dragoon’s

Any info on these will be appreciated to my knowledge they are armoured infantry. So anything you know about what they do and what the people are like will be greatly appreciated
I'll try to help.

Given you have looked at 1 Div and not the sub units /i will tyr to explain how a division (or any 'mixed' formation) works.
Within the Div you will have a head quarters - technically 2 (one much smaller then the other) - don't worry about them for now.
You then have a bunch of regiments/battalions/squadrons, each providing different specialist skills - for example a signals Squadron providing Comms.

The 4 regiments you have picked out:

Fusiliers - Armoured Infantry - kicking in doors, closing with and killing the enemy and so on - transported in and supported by armoured personnel Carriers (APCs) or other Armoured vehicles.

Royal Lancers - Cavalry - Tanks

1st RHA - Artillery - fire big guns from a long way away, (and drop short of the target).

Dragoons - Light Cavalry - reconnaissance forces - in light armoured vehicles, finding and fixing the enemy so tanks and infantry can strike, also do things like flank protection and mobility support, exact need dependant,

Hope this helps
 
#10
I'll try to help.

Given you have looked at 1 Div and not the sub units /i will tyr to explain how a division (or any 'mixed' formation) works.
Within the Div you will have a head quarters - technically 2 (one much smaller then the other) - don't worry about them for now.
You then have a bunch of regiments/battalions/squadrons, each providing different specialist skills - for example a signals Squadron providing Comms.

The 4 regiments you have picked out:

Fusiliers - Armoured Infantry - kicking in doors, closing with and killing the enemy and so on - transported in and supported by armoured personnel Carriers (APCs) or other Armoured vehicles.

Royal Lancers - Cavalry - Tanks

1st RHA - Artillery - fire big guns from a long way away, (and drop short of the target).

Dragoons - Light Cavalry - reconnaissance forces - in light armoured vehicles, finding and fixing the enemy so tanks and infantry can strike, also do things like flank protection and mobility support, exact need dependant,

Hope this helps
Swap 1 Div for 1 Bde.
 
#12
I'll try to help.

Given you have looked at 1 Div and not the sub units /i will tyr to explain how a division (or any 'mixed' formation) works.
Within the Div you will have a head quarters - technically 2 (one much smaller then the other) - don't worry about them for now.
You then have a bunch of regiments/battalions/squadrons, each providing different specialist skills - for example a signals Squadron providing Comms.

The 4 regiments you have picked out:

Fusiliers - Armoured Infantry - kicking in doors, closing with and killing the enemy and so on - transported in and supported by armoured personnel Carriers (APCs) or other Armoured vehicles.

Royal Lancers - Cavalry - Tanks

1st RHA - Artillery - fire big guns from a long way away, (and drop short of the target).

Dragoons - Light Cavalry - reconnaissance forces - in light armoured vehicles, finding and fixing the enemy so tanks and infantry can strike, also do things like flank protection and mobility support, exact need dependant,

Hope this helps
Yes this did help thanks a lot
 
#13
Tsk, a quick bit of google-fu gives you a load of stuff.

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

THE FUSILIERS

In the latter there is a - Joining? Call....... and a list.
It threw up this name
  • In the North West: Sergeant Major Jim Kenworthy on 07919 450455
Took me about two minutes.

What is it you exactly want to know? I see you have opened up another thread about other arms so it looks like you aren't sure yourself.
Fusiliers are a family, you stay part of it for life, and it's worth it.
But what are you looking for? A real life choice or a vague interest in things military?
 
#14
1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) are based in Tidworth near Salisbury. Tidworth is sh*t with nothing much to do except to go to the Ram and scrap with the Welsh. Good cookhouse though. In the armoured role they use the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle. On ops and exercise these work closely with tanks and the artillery's AS90. This powerful group is the one we would use if things went tits up and we fought a 'peer' enemy (one with similar capability to us). Day to day though, expect to spend a lot of time 'down the sheds'. I'm sure there are threads on here discussing people's experience as crew or dismounts in Warrior.
If you're looking to commission (join as an officer) get in touch with their Regiments Headquarters. Most capbadges run some sort of potential officer visits (formal and informal) giving you an opportunity to ask questions and see for yourself.
My advice to you would be to look at joining the Army Reserve, the Army's part-time element. For officer or soldier, the joining proccess can take a long time. That time can be used building skills, knowledge and experience through the Reserves that will give you a strong platform for regular training.
 
#15
Tsk, a quick bit of google-fu gives you a load of stuff.

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

THE FUSILIERS

In the latter there is a - Joining? Call....... and a list.
It threw up this name
  • In the North West: Sergeant Major Jim Kenworthy on 07919 450455
Took me about two minutes.

What is it you exactly want to know? I see you have opened up another thread about other arms so it looks like you aren't sure yourself.
Fusiliers are a family, you stay part of it for life, and it's worth it.
But what are you looking for? A real life choice or a vague interest in things military?
That name rings a bell.
1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) are based in Tidworth near Salisbury. Tidworth is sh*t with nothing much to do except to go to the Ram and scrap with the Welsh. Good cookhouse though. In the armoured role they use the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle. On ops and exercise these work closely with tanks and the artillery's AS90. This powerful group is the one we would use if things went tits up and we fought a 'peer' enemy (one with similar capability to us). Day to day though, expect to spend a lot of time 'down the sheds'. I'm sure there are threads on here discussing people's experience as crew or dismounts in Warrior.
If you're looking to commission (join as an officer) get in touch with their Regiments Headquarters. Most capbadges run some sort of potential officer visits (formal and informal) giving you an opportunity to ask questions and see for yourself.
My advice to you would be to look at joining the Army Reserve, the Army's part-time element. For officer or soldier, the joining proccess can take a long time. That time can be used building skills, knowledge and experience through the Reserves that will give you a strong platform for regular training.
I remember Tidworth the first time in the 90's.We were just half a battalion then,as two company's were crossdecked to 2RRF at Ballykinler. Many a good night in The Ram,and Flicks in ( I think)Andover.
 
#16
1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) are based in Tidworth near Salisbury. Tidworth is sh*t with nothing much to do except to go to the Ram and scrap with the Welsh. Good cookhouse though. In the armoured role they use the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle. On ops and exercise these work closely with tanks and the artillery's AS90. This powerful group is the one we would use if things went tits up and we fought a 'peer' enemy (one with similar capability to us). Day to day though, expect to spend a lot of time 'down the sheds'. I'm sure there are threads on here discussing people's experience as crew or dismounts in Warrior.
If you're looking to commission (join as an officer) get in touch with their Regiments Headquarters. Most capbadges run some sort of potential officer visits (formal and informal) giving you an opportunity to ask questions and see for yourself.
My advice to you would be to look at joining the Army Reserve, the Army's part-time element. For officer or soldier, the joining proccess can take a long time. That time can be used building skills, knowledge and experience through the Reserves that will give you a strong platform for regular training.
Okay thankyou very much
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
My Reserve battalion (7 Rifles) is converting to armoured infantry, providing dismounts. We basically sit in the back of a speedy tin can, holding on as the driver has a bit of fun sliding around the place before slamming the brakes on. We then pile out and storm the nearby enemy position.
Its noisy, confusing and quick! Fun though! And so far, beats walking everywhere!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#19
My Reserve battalion (7 Rifles) is converting to armoured infantry, providing dismounts. We basically sit in the back of a speedy tin can, holding on as the driver has a bit of fun sliding around the place before slamming the brakes on. We then pile out and storm the nearby enemy position.
Its noisy, confusing and quick! Fun though! And so far, beats walking everywhere!
My Reserve battalion (7 Rifles) is converting to armoured infantry, providing dismounts. We basically sit in the back of a speedy tin can, holding on as the driver has a bit of fun sliding around the place before slamming the brakes on. We then pile out and storm the nearby enemy position.
Its noisy, confusing and quick! Fun though! And so far, beats walking everywhere!
Now that is a response that belongs in the reserve motivation thread!
 
#20
My Reserve battalion (7 Rifles) is converting to armoured infantry, providing dismounts. We basically sit in the back of a speedy tin can, holding on as the driver has a bit of fun sliding around the place before slamming the brakes on. We then pile out and storm the nearby enemy position.
Its noisy, confusing and quick! Fun though! And so far, beats walking everywhere!
Do you also have the pleasure of crew maintenance days?
Who is providing the drivers,gunners and commanders?
 

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