1st Battalion Scots Guards is the main fighting component of our Regiment. As part of 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade we are capable of deploying on high intensity combat and peacekeeping tasks across the world at a moments notice.
Scots Guardsmen are fiercely proud of their history. As fighting soldiers, we have a hard-won reputation, deploying on operations all over the world, most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Scots Guardsmen are primarily infantry soldiers. During the path to becoming a first-class soldier, Guardsmen acquire a large host of specialised skills; including team-medics, armoured vehicle drivers, translators, search specialists, weapons system specialists and a vast array of other disciplines focused on operations today.
A Mechanised Battalion operates at the leading edge of frontline operations. This diverse and challenging role results in the Battalion being highly deployable.
A Heavy Protected Mobility Infantry Battalion is the main fighting asset for a Mechanized Brigade. In this role, we continually prepare for the next challenge likely to be faced by our nation, so that we can provide a swift response to any crisis at home or abroad, in peacetime or at war.
The Battalion is currently located in Aldershot, the new centre of excellence for the Mechanized Infantry. The Battalion is made up of three rifle companies, a support weapons company and the headquarters element.
Right Flank, C Company, and Left Flank are the three rifle companies, each containing between 100 and 150 soldiers. Our rifle companies consist of three platoons and a headquarters. These companies are the 3 main manoeuvre assets of the battalion.