159 Regiment who are part of the Royal Logistic Corps in the Army Reserve, have opened their doors at their new location in Kings Heath, Birmingham. The new formation will be named B Troop and falls under the local command of Officer Commanding (OC) Major Matt Lindow.

The opening of this new location was marked by a flag raising ceremony to mark the Troop now officially being open for new recruits. It is an extension of 237 Squadron, based in West Bromwich.

The new location is co-located with 202 field Hospital and serves as a great opportunity to work collaboratively in the future to deliver the best possible training to their Reserve Soldiers.

The Commanding Officer of 159 Regiment reiterated “This is a fantastic opportunity to fly the flag of the largest Corps of the Army in the second city; there are some brilliant opportunities available to Reserve Soldiers including travel and adventure.”

159 Regiment provide logistic support to their regular army counterparts including deployments and training at home and abroad, and is recruiting now in the following roles for Combat Logistic Specialists, Chefs, HR Specialists and Medics. The Regiment also have detachments in Coventry, Stoke, Grantham, Burton, Telford and West Bromwich.

Their soldiers are experts in providing logistical support both in country and overseas. They are enthusiastic, fit, loyal, robust individuals who train in their spare time alongside civilian careers. In addition to the trade skills they travel the world and compete in a variety of different sports on offer.

Reserve Soldiers receive pay, allowances and attend a minimum of 27 days a year to qualify for an annual tax-free incremental bounty rising to £1759 after 5 years continuous service.

This summer the Regiment will be offering the Access to Logistics course. It will allow you to become a fully trained soldier, including gaining driving qualifications in only 9 weeks attracting joining bonuses of up to £5000 for completing the course.

If you are interested in joining or for further information on Birmingham Troop or joining the Army Reserve, please contact Alan O’Brien on 0121 483 4326 or 07776 245659. He can also be contacted on email at alan.obrien946@mod.gov.uk.

You can also find them on Facebook by searching @159Regiment or alternatively search www.armyjobs.com

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