THE REGULAR ARMY
1st BATTALION ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Who Are WE?
The 5 SCOTS are the West coast of Scotlands' Infantry Battalion of some 530 regular soldiers. We recruit from an area that stretches from Stirling, our regimental home and RHQ, in the east, north to Glencoe, westwards to Isles of Tiree, Mull and Islay, south throughout Argyll and Dunbartonshire and across the Clyde taking in Greenock and Paisley.
We are shortly to re-role into the British Army's newest, best equipped and most exciting Infantry Brigade - 16 Air Assault Brigade as an Air Assault Infantry battalion. We will be trained to deploy anywhere in the world when required to at short notice.
Our soldiers are employed on humanitarian, peacekeeping and other operations (e.g. Afghanistan and Iraq ), as well as training.
We are in the process of updating our web pages so please bear with us as we endeavour to bring you more information about us and how you can join us as an Air Assault soldier.
Learn to make more of yourself
Great opportunities to travel - last year soldiers travelled on duty to :
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- United States
We encourage soldiers to take advantage of sporting opportunities:
- One of the best football teams in Army
- Learn to ski
- Sub-Aqua diving
- Mountaineering and hillwalking
You can expect
Starting salary of £9,200
Salary after 18 months may rise to £12,500
Subsidised food and accommodation
Free dental and health care
Annual allowance towards personal educational training available