4 YORKS, an Army Reserve infantry unit, conducted Ex YORKSHIRE STRIKE earlier this month.

The British Army say that the training package included cross-country driving, rifle ranges, and tactical skills as part of a Potential Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (PJNCO) course.

“The exercise was conducted across three counties – County Durham, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire. It also involved personnel from 4 LANCS and the QOY. Training like this demonstrates the Army’s commitment to developing its soldiers and continuing to ensure operational effectiveness during these difficult times.

All training was conducted according to Covid-19 protocols. Personnel were bubbled together, with external visitors wearing masks and remaining socially distanced at all times.”

The British Army also say that travel was only conducted when it was deemed to be essential according to UK Government guidance.

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Airborne
Airborne
7 months ago

All 3 reservists did well!

George Royce
George Royce
7 months ago
Reply to  Airborne

haha

farouk
farouk
7 months ago

““The exercise was conducted across three counties – County Durham, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire. It also involved personnel from 4 LANCS and the QOY. Training like this demonstrates the Army’s commitment to developing its soldiers and continuing to ensure operational effectiveness during these difficult times.”

In a nutshell Warcop

dan
dan
7 months ago

Well at least they have the new helmets. lol

OldSchool
OldSchool
7 months ago

I think the exercise starts with a Chinese biological warfare attack……

geoff
geoff
7 months ago

Reserve Units need to be nurtured and expanded as a valuable back up asset for the Regular Army. Our part timer Unit in the Natal Parks Board had a number of ex Game Rangers including some senior officers plus rangers from Zimbabwe who had experience in places such as the Zambezi valley. It also included experts in various related fields-snakes,vets, ex Police and Army. We took part in ops across the range from anti poaching to undercover,education and policing duties in enforcing the Ordinance. I understand/understood why Regular personnel had to be respected and deferred to, but Regulars are sometimes… Read more »

geoff
geoff
7 months ago
Reply to  geoff

ps Would it not be an idea to tag on say a years service from both short and long term Regulars to be spent attached to a Reserve Unit as part of their career? This would boost numbers and add fresh experience to the benefit of the Reservist corps.

geoff
geoff
7 months ago
Reply to  geoff

Obviously after retirement

YANK56
YANK56
7 months ago
Reply to  geoff

I would say this need is met by guys transitioning from the regulars to the reserves.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  geoff

Crumbs – if someone had told me I ‘had’ to give up my spare time for my ‘old job’ in the year or two after I left I don’t know who would’ve been more upset between the wife and I! Reserve service isn’t for everyone and certainly I couldn’t fit it around my day job.

This is why we have the Regular Reserve – it’s just a means of growing the Army rapidly in a national emergency with people who have recently left – 5 years for soldiers and up to age 60 for officers.

geoff
geoff
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Thanks for that Robert. I was not aware there was a Regular Reserve. Here in SA after National Service a soldier was required to attend ‘Camps’ for a number of years after he had completed his stint in the Army. this consisted of a three week camp and once a month parades or similar.

geoff
geoff
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Long time since I have heard someone say ‘crumbs’ 🙂

Bob
Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  geoff

I didn’t want to say something ruder!

geoff
geoff
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Like “Crikey”? 🙂

Rieser
Rieser
7 months ago

Sent my application off to the Reserves, waiting on Capita now! I can’t wait to get stuck in.

YANK56
YANK56
7 months ago

American reservist here. spent over 5 years regular and another 5 reserves. There are absolutely some differences in competency between the regulars and reserves, however in America we have a lot of police, firefighters, and paramedics that are also reservists. For COIN, or operations other than war, having these guys on hand is absolutely a benefit. Yes, Military Police are decent, but I’d take a guy that spends 40-50 hrs a week in a NYPD gang unit and is also a reservist over some regular MP who writes tickets on base, especially in a COIN environment. Reservists are not as… Read more »