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Force Protection - RAF Regiment Gunner

Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
  • Salary: During training £15,200
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Length of Programme: 3 Years
  • Entry Requirements: Be aged 16-35, No formal qualification required
  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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Do you want to work on the front line defending the Royal Air Force around the world?  Does the idea of training and operating as a specialist close combat airman excite you? Then you could be a Regiment Gunner in the Royal Air Force; expert in ground combat tactics, weapons, field craft and force protection.

As a Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner, you’ll perform a pivotal role: providing combat support to deployed air operations anywhere in the world – fighting on the ground to ensure control of the air.

Once fully trained you will join a Royal Air Force Regiment Squadron, where you will train for and deploy on operations. A career in the Regiment is extremely varied, you could be employed as a member of a combat flight or a driver of an armoured vehicle, protecting the Royal Air Force at home or abroad. As the UK’s military experts in specialist Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear operations, you could be on call to support the Nation’s Emergency Services;or serve on the Queen’s Colour Squadron in a ceremonial role, mounting guard at Buckingham Palace or attending Military Tattoos around the world.

Not only this, but with the skills you acquire, there’s opportunity to specialise and progress your career further. You could be employed as a Forward Air Controller providing close air support to troops on the ground, train other Royal Air Force personnel in military defence and survival skills to allow them to operate in the field, qualify to become a paratrooper, a heavy weapons expert, or a sniper. Does this sound exciting to you? Then a Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner career is the job for you!

Earn while you learn, as you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in HM Forces Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Find out more and apply for an apprenticeship as an RAF Regiment Gunner today.


-Be aged 16 -35

-UK citizen or Commonwealth citizen from birth

-No formal qualifications required

-Health requirements: BMI and Eye sight checks

-Fitness requirements: 2.4Km run, Multi-Stage Fitness Test, press-up and sit-ups and Battle Scenario Combat Test.

-Commit minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training