A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron

Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry

Contact Details

A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron
Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry,
Army Reserve Centre
Yeomanry House,
46 Chalmers Road,
Ayr,
KA7 2JQ
01292 264649

SNIY-A-PSAO@mod.uk

Directions

Follow the main road (Whillietts Rd) in from the A77, turn left on the B747 Craigie Rd just past the McDonalds, follow to the roundabout second exit on to Station Rd. follow to the roundabout second exit on to Station Rd, follow to the roundabout second exit on to Station Rd turn left on Beresford Terrace, turn left on Chalmers Road opposite the Carrick Lodge hotel, follow under the railway bridge and the Army Reserve Centre is on the right .

Name of Unit

A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron

About Us

The A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron are the Army’s only Reserve Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment. Our role is primarily to act as of the eyes and ears of the Army, deployed up to 30 km ahead of the front line, watching and reporting on the enemy. We carry out a wide range of tasks within our role, some mounted on the vehicle and some on foot or in an observation post. We also work in support of the Regular Army Reconnaissance Regiments, either as individuals or sometimes as formed troops. This can be on operations abroad or on exercise at home and abroad. We exercise at weekends as a Squadron.

Roles

The A (Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry) Squadron's primary combat role is Armoured Formation Reconnaissance.  This means that they are the eyes and ears of the battle field. The Regiment deploys Reserve soldiers on operations to support its Regular colleagues.  Our Reserve soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan on six month tours of duty. The Regiment is supported by other cap badges including the REME, RLC and AGC. The SNIY are primarily equipped with a RWMIK (Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit) a lightly-armoured, highly-mobile fire support and force protection Land Rover. It is manned by a crew of three, commander, driver and gunner, and it can carry a range of weapons including; the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), the Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) and Grenade Machine Gun (GMG).. This requires soldiers and Officers to be qualified as Gunners, Drivers and Commanders.

Training

We train on a Wednesday night between 7-9pm.  Just turn up and we will show you around and let you know what being in the Army Reserve is all about.  There is no obligation to sign up by just visiting, so why not give it a try?

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