Training For The Role
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.
If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.
If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to Larkhill for 15 weeks to become a qualified Gunner and on to your chosen regiment and learn to fire and look after the Light Gun.
To join 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, you need to pass the All Arms Commando course at Lympstone. To join 7 Para Royal Horse Artillery you then need to pass P’ Company selection at Catterick and the Basic Parachute Course at Brize Norton.
Age : 16 years - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :
No formal qualifications needed
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Learn about rank progression here.
Pay and Benefits
Earn £15,985 during training.
When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Gunner, your pay will rise to £20,400