NEWS

APRIL 15TH 2019

Lincoln Reservists pushed out of their comfort zone during professional development weekend

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The Reservists at the National Memorial Arboretum

In March Reservists from Lincoln spent a weekend working on professional skills development through a series of challenges.

Reservists from 160 Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment RLC, spent the weekend developing professional skills by taking part in a conflict study and then taking on several challenges that were designed to take them out of their comfort zone and make them work together as a team.

Maj Jim Hicks MBE said: “Weekends like this are really important for both personal and professional development. It gives the team a chance to not only expand their horizon and learn something new but also allows them to let their hair down and form a tight bond as a team.”

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A Reservist using the Virtual Reality trainer

On Saturday the Reserves took part in a conflict study where they examined the human and economic cost of wars including Bosnia, the first Gulf War and the Suez Crisis. In order to conduct further research the Squadron travelled to the National Memorial Arboretum.

The following day they worked on personal development by taking part in a series of team building challenges including an escape room and a virtual reality trainer where they had to conquer their fears in order to complete the task.

Maj Jim Hicks MBE concluded: “This was a great success it allowed our team the chance to study something serious and close to many of their hearts whilst also ensuring there were plenty of opportunities to get on and work together as a team.”

Personal development is an important element of Reserve Service, to find out more about joining 160 Transport Squadron contact WO1 Nigel O’Leary on 01522 529082.

“Weekends like this are really important for both personal and professional development. It gives the team a chance to not only expand their horizon and learn something new but also allows them to let their hair down and form a tight bond as a team.”