November 26th 2013

High Sheriff visits Army Reserve Centre

An Army Reserve Centre was visited by the High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Mrs Sally Bowie, on Saturday 23 November as the centre opened its doors to those interested in joining the Army Reserve.

The open event was organised to encourage local people who are interested in joining the Army Reserve to come along to find out more and speak to current Reservists.

222 Medical Squadron, who are based at the Army Reserve Centre on Brentwood Road in Leicester, organised the open day and welcomed the High Sheriff of Leicestershire to the event so she could find out more about the Army Reserve, see the training facilities and speak to current Reservists.

The High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Sally Bowie, said: “I was delighted to be invited to the centre and found my visit to be very enjoyable. I had the opportunity to speak to a range of current Reservists from a range of different backgrounds, as well as finding out more about the Army Reserve generally.”

Warrant Officer Class 2 Brenna Partridge from 222 Medical Squadron helped to organise the event. She said: “The Army Reserve, formally known as the Territorial Army, is currently recruiting men and women aged from 18 to 43 years and potentially older if they have professional medical qualifications. Open days such as this are a great opportunity for local people to come into the centre and find out more about Reservists roles that may be suitable for them.”

A number of different activities took place on the day including attendees being able to visit information stands and see Reservists actively taking part in training exercises.

Reservists attended the event from the following units: 222 Medical Squadron; 3 Royal Anglian; B Squadron The Royal Yeomanry; Catering Support Grantham and Mercian Regiment.

The open day took place on 23 November from 10.30am to 4pm at the Army Reserve Centre on Brentwood Road in Leicester.

To find out more about joining the unit please call 0116 2703342 or email