Joe C. | 26.10.2006 18:46 | Anti-militarism
next week to seek new recruits for its team of reservists.
HMS Sherwood in Nottingham is the training base for reservists from
across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. They are taking to the
road in a special recruitment vehicle complete with interactive
capabilities and will visit eight local town centres over the next week
to attract potential new recruits aged between 16 and 40.
The team will be visiting:
Monday 30 October: am - Beeston, pm - Arnold
Tuesday 31 October: am - Heanor, pm - Alfreton
Wedesday 1 November: Mansfield
Thursday 2 November: am - Hucknall, pm - Bulwell
Friday 3 November: Derby city centre
Leading Seaman Derek Parsons, the New Entry instructor from HMS
Sherwood, will be available for photographs and interviews at the above
locations - please contact Alice Oliver at Government News Network on
0115 971 2784 to arrange.
The Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) is an integral part of Britain's naval
forces, comprising a corps of some 2,250 men and women who train in
peacetime to enable the Royal Navy to meet its operational commitments
in times of stretch, crisis, tension and war. Although some 25% of RNR
personnel have previously served in the Royal Navy, the majority are
volunteers drawn from all walks of life, together with a small number of
qualified Merchant Navy deck officers, civilian medical practitioners
and nurses working on a part time basis with their full time employer's
knowledge and support.
As a member of the RNR, reservists are liable to serve in support of
both national emergency or in support of military operations outside the
UK, including humanitarian operations and disaster relief. In normal
peacetime circumstances, they will be required to undertake a minimum of
12 days Operational Role Training (ORT) per annum, together with a
number of training nights and some weekends. Most new entrants will be
expected to attend training nights once a week at their nearest RNR Unit.
Anyone unable to attend the roadshows but interested in finding out
more, can contact the unit direct on 0115 929 6373. Further information
about careers in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines is available on the
internet at http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers or by calling the
recruitment line on 08456 075 555 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
Issued on behalf of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines by Government News
Network GNN East Midlands.
For more information please call Alice Oliver on 0115 971 2793.