Islington armed forces reservists in biggest recruitment drive

Members of the Honourable Artillery Company took part in the drive Pic: Stewart Turkington

Members of the Honourable Artillery Company took part in the drive Pic: Stewart Turkington - Credit: Archant

Reservists from the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), in City Road, Finsbury, took part in one of the largest armed forces promotional events the capital has seen.

The recruitment drive last month saw hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen head to the Horse Guards Parade, near Buckingham Palace, to sing the praises of serving your country in an exciting and fulfilling second career.

Visitors were able to take a look at a host of equipment, including Warrior, Jackal, Mastiff, Husky and Cougar armoured vehicles, highly-mobile fire support WMIK Land Rovers, high velocity missile systems, battlefield ambulances, a replica Chinook helicopter and the armed forces’ new Glock sidearm.

Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence, said: “This recruitment event shows the sheer diversity of our reserves and the huge number of exciting opportunities there are for anyone interested in signing up.”