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February 9th 2017

Open day for Lincoln’s historic Sobraon Barracks

Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln

A number of Army Reserve units and local cadets will be on hand to show what they do as an open day is held at the Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln on Saturday 18 February.

Members from 158 Regiment of the Royal Logistics Corps will be joined by three other units and Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) at the Burton Road base between 10am and 2pm.

The regiment’s 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron (Sqn) is based at Sobraon Barracks and a host of vehicles will be on show. There will also be the chance to use communications equipment and sample the military rations cooked by the unit’s chef on site.

147 Field Company, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers will also be bringing a military recovery vehicle while 212 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps will be manning a medical themed stand and members of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment will have a display of weaponry.

Lincolnshire ACF will also be demonstrating their skills on the climbing tower at the barracks and giving a flavour of the experiences cadets receive.

Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Nigel O’Leary of 160 Sqn, said: “We look forward to welcoming all to Sobraon Barracks.

“Army Reservists with vastly different skillsets and backgrounds will join us to offer a broad spectrum of information on what life as an Army Reservist is like.

160 (Lincoln) Squadron, 158 Royal Logistics Corps will be among those at the Open Day at Sobraon Barracks

160 (Lincoln) Squadron, 158 Royal Logistics Corps will be among those at the Open Day at Sobraon Barracks

“It’s great that Lincolnshire ACF will be also be there on the climbing tower and showcasing what they do too, so there should be something of interest at this event for all.”

Local people are being encouraged to learn more about the Army Reserves and Army Cadets at Sobraon Barracks on Burton Road in Lincoln, LN1 3PY.

For more information on the event contact WO1 O’Leary on158RLC-160-RSUSO@mod.uk

“We look forward to welcoming all to Sobraon Barracks."