Would-be reservists from West Ham experience army life

Potential army reservists were given a taste of military life Picture: Stewart Turkington

Potential army reservists were given a taste of military life Picture: Stewart Turkington - Credit: Archant

A group of potential army reservists spent an action packed day with a training regiment, getting a taste of military life.

The group of 50 potential Army Reserve Recruits, including some from West Ham, took part in a “Look at Life” programme called ‘Roebuck Insight’.

The civilians, are all currently going through the recruiting process, were invited along to the Army Training Regiment at Winchester to experience at firsthand what an Army Recruit centre looks like.

They took part in a paint ball exercise linked into a scenario of an infantry attack, an indoor firing range and a low and hire wire obstacle course.

The event was run and organised by 7th Battalion The RIFLES, who have a Company based at Portway, West Ham and Davies Street in the West End.

Captain Paul Woolman the Battalion’s Regimental Operations Officer, said: “All those who joined us for the day are looking to join either 7 Rifles or other units such as the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, or the Signals.

“The day was designed to show potential recruits what life in the Reserves could be like, we hope the day has maintained their interest and kept them keen, whilst going through the recruitment process.”

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