Army open day to recruit new reserves ‘better than expected’

Pictured at the open day are(left to right) Sgt Major Adam Holmes, Lance Cpl Shaun King and Major Anselm. Allen.
Pictured at the open day are(left to right) Sgt Major Adam Holmes, Lance Cpl Shaun King and Major Anselm. Allen.
0
Have your say

A NEW Army Reserve centre held an open day to showcase to visitors the opportunities available.

The Army Reserve Centre – formally the TA Centre – in Easington Road, Hartlepool, saw dozens of people attend the event on Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

The new squadron has spaces for 150 reservists as postal couriers, movement controllers, drivers, chefs and human resources specialists.

Today, Major Anselm Allen said the event went down well .

He told the Hartlepool Mail: “It was better than expected and we had a few people coming in and getting information about what is on offer.”

He added: “I’d also like to offer those people who missed the event, the opportunity to come down to the Army Reserve’s Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

“They will always be welcome.”

The squadron is part of a new regiment formed under the Future Reserves 2020 plans.

Its parent regiment, 162 Postal Courier and Movement Control Regiment, started up last month and is now recruiting for the new Hartlepool squadron to be called 883 Postal and Courier Squadron.

The new regiment has adopted a bowman as its emblem with the arrow representing the postal courier trade motto of “swift and secure”.

At the open day the new squadron was supported by other Army Reserve units.

Visitors were able to talk about the benefits of being a reservist as well as seeing some of their kit and equipment.

Pay scales range from around £40 per day up to £160 per day .

To find out more about the opportunities and jobs available in both the Army and the Army Reserve head down to the centre on Tuesday evenings, call 0845 600 8080, or log onto www.army.mod.uk/join/20080.aspx