South Yorkshire Army fun promotes reservists

The 38 (Strategic Communications) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) hosted a TA recruitment open day at its Manor Top base on Saturday (16 February 2013). Our picture shows Kaiden Llewellyn, aged four, of Intake, with TA volunteers, from left, Lance Corporal Alex Wilson, and Officer Cadets James Cameron and Graham Skalley.
The 38 (Strategic Communications) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) hosted a TA recruitment open day at its Manor Top base on Saturday (16 February 2013). Our picture shows Kaiden Llewellyn, aged four, of Intake, with TA volunteers, from left, Lance Corporal Alex Wilson, and Officer Cadets James Cameron and Graham Skalley.
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WEAPONRY, bridge building, medical care and military communications were on show as South Yorkshire Territorial Army units held an open day.

The event, at Sheffield’s Manor Top barracks, involved representatives from 38 Signals Regiment based at the barracks, plus The Yorkshire Regiment, Royal Engineers, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The 38 (Strategic Communications) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) hosted a TA recruitment open day at its Manor Top base on Saturday (16 February 2013). Our picture shows Barry Barton (left) and Jack Barton, aged six, of Manor, at the open day.

The 38 (Strategic Communications) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) hosted a TA recruitment open day at its Manor Top base on Saturday (16 February 2013). Our picture shows Barry Barton (left) and Jack Barton, aged six, of Manor, at the open day.

More than 250 people visited the event, which forms part of a recruitment campaign to encourage new TA recruits.

Captain John Hughes said: “We wanted the people of Sheffield to know the TA is here and recruiting.

“We spoke to lots of people and had about 45 serious enquiries on the day, from people aged between 18 and 42 which was great.

“Lots of those were women who expressed an interest, so we were really pleased about that.

“We’re also eager to recruit chefs into the TA, so we had our chefs there cooking up a storm. All the feedback was positive.”

Visitors were able to see and try out kit and weaponry, chat with medics, police and firemen and find out more from the soldiers themselves about the career opportunities available in the TA.

Captain Stephen Jones, of Fourth Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, based at Endcliffe Hall in Sheffield, said: “We think this is a great way to demonstrate and educate people in Sheffield about the opportunities available with the TA and its contribution to the defence and security of the nation.

“There has never been a better time to be a TA soldier and we have so much to offer – an active lifestyle, the opportunity for travel and adventure, as well as first-class training and access to further skills and qualifications.

“No matter what your talents, you can get involved.”