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Members of Sheffield Combined Service veterans gather at the Somme Barracks in Sheffield. They will be celebrating the barracks centenary later this month
Members of Sheffield Combined Service veterans gather at the Somme Barracks in Sheffield. They will be celebrating the barracks centenary later this month
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YOUNGSTERS aiming for careers in the military were special guests at a Sheffield Territorial Army barracks – to see displays about life in the modern armed forces.

A dozen teenagers who are on the Army’s 12-week preparation course, which is run for recruits before they undergo tests for selection to become soldiers, were invited to Manor Top TA Centre.

Instructors gave displays of current weaponry and military skills and talked to them about life in the armed forced.

Capt John Hughes, of 38 Regiment Royal Signals, which is based at Manor Top and hosted the event, said: “We also had one of our guys dressed up in ceremonial uniform, similar to that worn by Prince William at his wedding.

“And there was a brigade commander at the event to meet the recruits.”