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225 Medical Regiment (Volunteers)

Afghanistan patrol

225 Medical Regiment is Scotland's oldest surviving medical unit with a proud history that goes back to 1739. 

225 have been at every major battle since 1908 and has personnel currently on operations in many locations around the world.

The Regimental Headquarters is based in Dundee while the medical squadrons are situated between Dundee and Leicester.

  • 153 Medical Squadron and A Support Squadron -┬áDundee
  • 222 Medical Squadron - Leicester with Derby detachment
  • 231 Evacuation Squadron - Glenrothes
  • 251 Medical squadron - Sunderland

The role of 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment (Volunteers) is to fully train and provide people to support the regular army both at home and abroad on military operations. This can be as part of a designated unit or as individuals working alongside other elements of the wider British army.

In order to achieve this, everyone is highly trained to professional levels. 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment (Volunteers) can enhance the skills and the variety of roles for medical professionals.

For those who would like to gain medical skills, you could become a qualified combat medical technician. You will be fully trained to provide primary care and emergency pre-hospital medical care.

In addition, 1/3 of the Territorial Army personnel across our 4 squadrons are from other supporting trades. This means that we not only have medical personnel but there are opportunities for many other trades.

If you are qualified in another area of civilian life and want to further develop your skills or indeed become skilled in a specific area, the Territorial Army could help you as the British army has dozens of different trades.

At 225 and our squadrons, we have places for professional Drivers (HGV/PCV - we can even train you to get these licences).

Perhaps you are skilled or want to be skilled in the computer and communication technology industry? Or maybe you are a chef, mechanic or in administration. In all of these you can gain nationally recognised qualifications that would support and enhance your civilian career.

As with all members of the Territorial Army, you are paid for every hour you train or spend on operations. Your pay is based upon the equivalent for the regular army and is dependent upon your rank and commitment.

In addition to this, when you complete a minimum commitment you also receive an annual tax free bonus. This bonus is called a "bounty". But being part of 225 is not just about training and the money; you will make some great friends, enjoy the social life, have the opportunity to travel and have experiences not normally available in Civvy Street.

You will also be able to take part in or become a fully qualified instructor in adventure training activities. These are not just the normal sports events but also include such activities that push your fitness levels, courage and physical endurance.

These take place both in the UK and abroad. Examples of these are skiing, snow boarding, parachuting, 4x4 cross country rally driving, sailing, canoeing, mountaineering etc - and yes, you are paid whilst doing these as well as having the equipment provided.

Interested? Contact your nearest squadron:

Dundee 0131 310 4760
Leicester and Derby 0116 270 3342
Glenrothes 01592 775 360
Sunderland 01915 293 043