NEWS

NOVEMBER 3RD 2017

Visitors learn more about the Army Reserve in Lincoln

Students visited a First Aid stand

Students visited a First Aid stand

More than 80 young people from schools in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire learnt more about the Army Reserve this week after taking part in an activity day organised by the Army Reserve’s 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron.

The event, held at Sobraon Barracks, saw National Citizen Service pupils tour seven different Army-themed stands to study mine detector equipment; communications equipment such as radio sets used on operations, and kit used by both regular and reserve soldiers.

The event took place on 2 Nov in Lincoln and positive feedback was received from many who took part

The event took place on 2 Nov in Lincoln and positive feedback was received from many who took part

Attendees also got to see a demonstration of cooking in the field and a casualty scenario on a medical stand, as well as having the chance to try on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear) suits that are designed to be used in Chemical Warfare situations.

160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron’s Officer Commanding, Captain James Hick MBE, said:  “A lot of the students didn’t realise the amount of different roles and opportunities the Army has to offer, therefore we hope the event gave them an insight into what it’s like being in the Armed Forces.”

The students who attended the event were from Boston College and Stephenson College in Leicestershire.

National Citizenship Service students at Sobraron Barracks in Lincoln

National Citizenship Service students at Sobraron Barracks in Lincoln

“A lot of the students didn’t realise the amount of different roles and opportunities the Army has to offer, therefore we hope the event gave them an insight into what it’s like being in the Armed Forces.”