KCC staff learn about life as Army Reservists

As part of the Armed Forces Week activities, representatives of the Princess of Wales’s Regiment spent a day at County Hall, meeting KCC staff and talking about life as an Army Reserve Soldier.

Canon Peter Bruinvels with Major Tony Panayi, Colour Sgt Gary Sage, Pte Lucy Gower, Cpl Martin Purdie and Captain Dean Goldsmith with their stand at County Hall

They also showed a small selection of the kind of equipment Reservists might be required to use.

Among the visitors to the stand were KCC Leader Paul Carter and Vice-chairman Graham Gibbens.

Mr Carter said: “It was a pleasure to meet our Army representatives here today. As one of the largest employers in Kent, KCC a very military and forces-friendly employer.”

Canon Peter Bruinvels, KCC’s Civilian-Military Liaison Adviser, said: “Reservists make a valuable contribution to the security of the country and the council’s Reservist policy is one of the most generous.”

Army Reserve soldiers get involved in everything that the Regular Army does – from combat to peacekeeping and humanitarian work. They are given the opportunity to learn trade skills and can take advantage of the opportunities that Regular soldiers have and are paid for the time they spend.

Most Reservists serve near their home and meet once a week to train, with occasional weekends away on exercise or adventurous training.

KCC staff learn about life as Army Reservists was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Murray Evans