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June 24th 2014

RAF RESERVIST FROM EASTWOOD SET TO WEAR MILITARY UNIFORM TO WORK

An RAF Reservist, who lives in Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, is set to wear his military uniform in to his civilian work place as part of Uniform to Work Day on 25 June.

Air Crewman Daniel Bird, aged 28, serves as a Reservist at RAF Wittering and works full-time as a civilian at Slayer Gaming in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.

As a Store Manager Daniel arranges events for the company, runs the store on a day-to-day basis, manages the shop’s social media and answers customer queries.

Speaking about why he decided to take part in Uniform to Work Day this year Daniel explained: “I thought this was a great opportunity for me help raise the profile of my RAF role locally. My employer is really supportive of my military commitments and has given me extra time off for training when needed.

“I think there are many cross overs between my military and civilian careers such as the leadership skills I have gained, additional confidence to help me manage my team and my ability to think on my feet when answering customer questions.”

As well as serving as a Reservist and working at Slayer Gaming Daniel is also a keen musician. Daniel said: “I enjoy keeping busy and am passionate about music. I’ve toured all over Europe playing shows in different venues as well as performing in the UK most weekends.”