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Armed Forces careers information / Territorial Army

Extent: Jersey
Updated 15 September 2016
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Words you may need to know

 

Army Reserve  -  used to be called the Territorial Army 

Basic Combat Training - fighting skills and strategies

Strategies - ways of doing something

Advanced Individual Training (AIT)  - is where recruits train in their chosen field such as engineering, catering or medicine

Civilian -  resident of a country, private citizen not in any of the Armed Forces

Career -  a job regarded as a long-term or lifelong activity

Volunteer - someone who works without being paid

Transferred - changed from one to another

 

What is the Army Reserve?

 

The Army reserve is part of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom

 

What is an Army Reserve Soldier?

 

Army Reserve Soldiers are part time volunteer soldiers who receive the same training as soldiers on active duty. After Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Army Reserve Soldiers return to their civilian lives and spend one weekend a month training to keep their skills sharp.

 

Army Reserve  - Jersey

It was formed in 1987 as the Jersey Field Squadron (The Royal Militia Island of Jersey), 111th Regiment, Royal Engineers (Volunteers) in the Territorial Army. In 1992 the Squadron transferred to 73rd Regiment, Royal Engineers and in 2007 it came under the operational command of the Royal Monmouthshire Regiment Royal Engineers (Militia).

Contact: 
The TA Centre
R. E Yard
Mount Bingham
St Helier

Tel 755200

Military careers information

For Careers information on Army Careers:

 Contact the TA Centre at the R.E. Yard, Mount Bingham, where information on joining the Army and other services is held.

For Royal Navy careers:

Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force Careers information is available from:

Armed Forces Careers Office
Mount Bingham
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4XY

or

The Armed Forces Careers Information Centre
Cambridge Road
Portsmouth
Hants
PO1 2EN

Telephone:   02392 823 744