Difference between Lancs and Yorks?

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So I’m waiting on my assessment centre date and I’m definitely fit enough to pass barring anything unexpected on the medical, I’m just wondering what my first choice would be. I’ve looked for as much info as I can find on both and there’s not as much as I’d like. The lancs are listed as “specialised light infantry” while the York’s are listed as “armoured and enhanced light infantry” is the only major difference between the two that Yorks work with more armoured vehicles? What’s the difference between specialised and enhanced light infantry?
 
The lancs are listed as “specialised light infantry” while the York’s are listed as “armoured and enhanced light infantry” is the only major difference between the two that Yorks work with more armoured vehicles? What’s the difference between specialised and enhanced light infantry?

1 LANCS is a normal inf battalion, 2 LANCS is "spec inf", see the other threads on the site about the Ranger Brigades for more on that. Just had a quick look at the Army website and it is confusing that they refer to the entire regiment as spec inf.
 
“specialised light infantry”?

“armoured and enhanced light infantry”?
You mean Air Portable* , and Armoured Infantry** ?
*UK Based
**BAOR

Showing my age, aren't I?
 
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Here ya go, I’ll let you work it out.
 
West, Manchester to be specific
Simple answer to your question:

The colour of the rose.

Sensible head on: go for the one which you think offer's you more job satisfaction. (If you are not happy doing your job then you are not going to be happy in the Army).

I joined up in 1976 at Manchester ACIO (Princes Street just down the road from the Railway Station).

Recruiting SGT was pushing Royal Regiment of Fruitloops, I wanted Royal Engineers, Harrogate said RCT.

RCT JLR it was (better than being unemployed).

Short term was great (first 6 years plus JLR time), but looking long term I decided I wanted to do something else, OC said NO, CO said YES, Manning & Records said NO. I walked after throwing £200 quid on the table at the 8 year point.

Choose wisely, open your eyes, spread your wings and see what other Regiments & Corps are up to.

(Remember unhappy in your job = unhappy in the Army).
 
Simple answer to your question:

The colour of the rose.

Sensible head on: go for the one which you think offer's you more job satisfaction. (If you are not happy doing your job then you are not going to be happy in the Army).

I joined up in 1976 at Manchester ACIO (Princes Street just down the road from the Railway Station).

Recruiting SGT was pushing Royal Regiment of Fruitloops, I wanted Royal Engineers, Harrogate said RCT.

RCT JLR it was (better than being unemployed).

Short term was great (first 6 years plus JLR time), but looking long term I decided I wanted to do something else, OC said NO, CO said YES, Manning & Records said NO. I walked after throwing £200 quid on the table at the 8 year point.

Choose wisely, open your eyes, spread your wings and see what other Regiments & Corps are up to.

(Remember unhappy in your job = unhappy in the Army).

Well said. Couldn't agree more.


Join the Navy.
 
Well said. Couldn't agree more.


Join the Navy.
Join the RRF.
Why would you both recommend these as other options? Just wondering as I’m open to a 3rd option been looking at RRF, Rifles and dragoons. I think I’m a bit too far into my application to go navy now(unless I want to wait another 4-6 months)but I did think about Royal Marines for the more varied deployments. Army life just ended up appealing to me more than navy
 
Why would you both recommend these as other options? Just wondering as I’m open to a 3rd option been looking at RRF, Rifles and dragoons. I think I’m a bit too far into my application to go navy now(unless I want to wait another 4-6 months)but I did think about Royal Marines for the more varied deployments. Army life just ended up appealing to me more than navy
Why not challenge yourself and go PARA.

I worked with PARA Regt in Aldershot and the Falklands.

Some good lads and some bell ends a bit like most other Regiments.

They certainly get some unusual and interesting jobs (see 2 PARA in Kabul at the moment).
 
Why would you both recommend these as other options? Just wondering as I’m open to a 3rd option been looking at RRF, Rifles and dragoons. I think I’m a bit too far into my application to go navy now(unless I want to wait another 4-6 months)but I did think about Royal Marines for the more varied deployments. Army life just ended up appealing to me more than navy
As RRF is my old lot, slightly tongue on cheek. Not many Mancs in the Yorkshire puds, plenty in the Fusiliers. Which bit of Manchester?
 
As RRF is my old lot, slightly tongue on cheek. Not many Mancs in the Yorkshire puds, plenty in the Fusiliers. Which bit of Manchester?
North Manchester pretty close to the centre, im not too bothered about other mancs being in, more just trying to find a regiment I like the sound of. Think Lancs are currently my first choice but 2nd and 3rd is a toss up between a few others. Doesn’t seem to be much detail on what each regiment actually does before you join them.
 
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