Army Reservist

Being an army reservist

All Sponsored Reserves (SR) are required to complete the Common Military Syllabus basic training or transfer from their existing Unit, if already serving.

After that, SRs are required to complete annual training with 19 Tank Transporter Sqn RLC. This is to maintain their Reservist status, and be eligible for Reserve Bounty payment.

Training is scheduled as part of contracted hours and may be completed during a planned Exercise or Unit training days.

For more information, go to RLC Regular Regiment – 27 Regiment or the British Army Structure

Training to develop your strengths

Training exercises are designed to equip employees with the skills required to deliver Heavy Equipment Transport support. This will be needed on operations and exercises.

The focus of these sessions is to improve the military skills of the SRs. This ensures individuals can perform to the highest standards when required to support and operate alongside their Regular Army counterparts.

The training is delivered by 19 Tank Transporter Squandron RLC. Afterwards, SRs are fully integrated into the military structure and able to operate in all conditions.


Training covers the handling and use of weapons. Whilst FTX Operators and Maintainers will perform logistic roles, they may be required to use a variety of weapon systems.


Fieldcraft training equips SRs to be able to live and operate in austere field conditions. It entails living and working in all manner of environments and includes a variety of subjects such as first aid, navigation and personal maintenance.


SRs are required to maintain a satisfactory level of personal fitness to meet the Reserve Army individual training requirements. 


Operating a HET requires strong and effective teamwork.  Military training develops and enhances these skills and enables SRs to effectively fulfill their military role