Search

Territorial Army recruit at Westfield Stratford

PUBLISHED: 19:09 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:09 18 February 2013

Screen in Westfield Stratford City streaming action from the front line.

Screen in Westfield Stratford City streaming action from the front line.

Archant

Shoppers were treated to live footage from war zones in Westfield Stratford City on Saturday courtesy of local reservists with the Territorial Army (TA).

Sergeant Kevin O’Gorman, from Kentish Town,  LCpl Rob Hutton from Surbiton and LCpl Caryn Davis, who lives in Canning Town. Sergeant Kevin O’Gorman, from Kentish Town, LCpl Rob Hutton from Surbiton and LCpl Caryn Davis, who lives in Canning Town.

The Rifles, from G Company Battalion based at the TA Centre in Portway, West Ham, helped to launch a new recruitment campaign in the shopping complex by airing advertisements live from military operations in Afghanistan.

To kick off the TA Live campaign, the reservists played live links of around a minute at a time to transport shoppers directly to the front line where they were able to witness TA soldiers carrying out their everyday duties alongside their counterparts in the infantry.

Sergeant Kevin O’Gorman, 32, who has completed operational tours in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, said: “G Company at Portway are holding our own TA Live open evenings each Tuesday evening over the next month, and a big event on March 26 at the TA Centre, so anyone can pop along or call.”

Find out more by calling 020 8472 0140 or visit www.army.mod.uk/join.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 10:00

If you’re wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend why not watch our three-minute Met Office update on whether we’re getting rain or sunshine?

Met Office
Fri, 14:58

A multi-million pound project to make Newham the first place in the country to set up a partnership to own and build integrated health and care facilities is a step closer to reality.

Newham Council
Fri, 11:37

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

University of East London

There has been a 49 per cent rise in rough sleepers in Newham since 2013 – the sixth largest among London boroughs.

barking

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now