1. ITV Report

Territorial Army units take over Nottingham city centre

TA training image Photo: HK Strategies

Twelve Territorial Army units from across Nottinghamshire will gather in Nottingham city centre this weekend (12-13 January) to explain to the public what being in the TA involves.

Members of the TA present will include infantrymen, medics, drivers, gunners and engineers, each bringing along the equipment they use to carry out their job.

Armoured vehicle Credit: SCOTT HEPPELL/AP/Press Association Images

Equipment on display will include:

  • Weapons
  • Armoured vehicles
  • A mobile bridge
  • Assault boats
  • A Royal Artillery Light Gun
Royal Artillery Light Gun Credit: Cpl Rob Knight/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The event is part of a recruitment campaign for TA units in the county.

What is the TA?

  • Members of the TA have normal jobs, but serve in the British Army in their spare time, with the support of their employers.
  • They have to be ready at short notice to serve alongside full time members of the army.
  • TA soldiers are paid the same per day as their full time army counterparts.
  • There are over 200 different roles available, including chefs, drivers and medics.

Sergeant Craig Barker from the TA says:

Many people interested in joining one of Nottinghamshire's Territorial Army units may not be sure which is best suited to them. By bringing them all together in the same place at the same time, visitors will be able to chat with soldiers from a variety of disciplines and perhaps find the one that best suits their skills and interests.

– Sergeant Craig Barker

TA units taking part this weekend:

  1. 144 Parachute Medical Squadron

  2. 212 Field Hospital

  3. 350 Field Squadron (Air Support), Royal Engineers

  4. 64 Signal Squadron

  5. 73 Armoured Engineer Squadron, Royal Engineers

  6. 307 Battery Royal Artillery

  7. C Company, 4 MERCIAN Regiment

  8. 162 Movement Control Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps

  9. S Squadron Royal Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps

  10. 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, Royal Engineers

  11. 38th Signal Regiment (Volunteers)

  12. 203 Transport Squadron, Royal Logistic Corps