The 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment were in Dumfries and Galloway earlier this month for a tactical exercise.

The British Army say that 4 YORKS deployed a platoon of soldiers, who work in a wide variety of jobs in their civilian lives, to Kirkcudbright to go through live firing and grenade throwing.

“The Reservists were not alone in their endeavours: they were supported by regular personnel to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive training package.

Integration between the Army Reserve and their full-time counterparts, often drawn from the rest of the Yorkshire Regiment, is something that is key to the success of 4 YORKS.”

Private Schofield, a personal trainer in her full-time role, was quoted by the Army here:

“Being here is really beneficial. The skills that we’ve learnt during lessons on drill nights, we’ve had to put them into practice here. Being a personal trainer helps, I’ve got an understanding of fitness and nutrition, being able to apply that here is great.

Military fitness is different but it’s something I’m working on. It’s just about getting that bergen on your back and getting used to having that weight on you.”

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Reaper
Reaper
13 days ago

I wonder if we are still keeping reservists numbers at 35,000 target or are they being reduced too,,, hope not.

David Steeper
David Steeper
13 days ago
Reply to  Tim

The latest are for 1 July on same site. 29,880.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
13 days ago
Reply to  Reaper

The figure of 35,000 reservists permitted our esteemed PM to state recently that we have an army of over 100,000 soldiers – quite a good soundbite to deflect from the reduction of the regulars to a mere 72,500.
That is the reason it is disadvantageous for the Reserve Army to be less than 35,000.

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
13 days ago

Had a great week with the sas and Afghans doing realistic training at that range some years ago. It’s a gem of a place.