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February 13th 2017

Leicester students visit 203 Squadron

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Leicester College students visit 203 Sqn

More than 30 students from Leicester College have taken part in a careers event hosted at an Army Reserve Centre in Loughborough to learn more about life as a reservist.

The event, which was held on 23 January, saw the students who are all aged between 16-18 years, visit various stands hosted by 203 (Loughborough) Transport Squadron’s (Sqn) reservists to give them an insight into the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC).

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Looking at weaponry

The students were split into five groups at the Army Reserve Centre on Leicester Road, Loughborough, and were guided around the various displays and presentations organised by the unit.

During the event the pupils got to have a go on the indoor biathlon rifle range; see a weapons display of general purpose machine guns, pistols and SA80 rifles; view a vehicle display and take part in a both a trust and team building exercise.

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Putting students through their paces

The trust building exercise saw the students be split into pairs. They were then briefed on the challenge which consisted of a maze, two radio headsets, and one blindfold. The idea was that person ‘A’ acted as the guider – providing instructions to their blindfolded partner, and person ‘B’ followed the instructions to navigate through the maze from start to finish without crossing the maze boundaries.

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A group exercise

Each of the students who attended the event are studying a Public Services Course at Leicester College. Course Leader Mark Burns attended the event, he said: “It was a really interesting day and I know it was greatly enjoyed by the students, many of whom had not experienced activities like those on offer before. The day also allowed us to learn more about part-time careers available in the Army Reserve.”

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On the firing range

Captain Ben Wing, from 203 (Loughborough) Transport Sqn, said: “We tried to give the students a flavour of what the RLC do and the various trade qualifications you can achieve by joining us such as those relating to driving or becoming a trained chef. The students enjoyed their visit, and left us with a greater knowledge about the Army Reserve and the role of 203 Sqn generally.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The students enjoyed their visit, and left us with a greater knowledge about the Army Reserve and the role of 203 Sqn generally.”