The British Army Reserve is launching its new recruitment campaign today at London Waterloo.
Potential recruits will be able to experience life on operations by trying out virtual reality headsets which convey the sensations of being in action.
The Army Reserve says signing up can boost recruits' CVs.
Many Reservists have full-time jobs but use their spare time to train with the Armed Forces and are called up and deployed in the UK or abroad alongside their Regular Army colleagues.
Human rights group Liberty announced today that it has applied for a fresh inquest into the death of a young British Army recruit at Deepcut barracks.
18 year old Cheryl James was undergoing initial training at the Surrey base when she was found dead with a bullet wound next to her eye back in 1995.
She was one of four young recruits to lose their lives at the Royal Logistics Corps camp in mysterious circumstances between 1995 and 2002.
Liberty, which represents Cheryl’s parents Des and Doreen James, made the application for a new inquest after using the Human Rights Act to secure access to documentation held by the authorities about the teenager’s death.
After a year's intensive training nearly 200 officer cadets are getting ready for life after Sandhurst. Today they lined up at the Royal Military Academy in front of the Countess of Wessex, and at midnight they'll officially be commissioned as officers in the British Army. Richard Jones reports.
The Sovereign parade is taking place today to mark the completion of a year's intensive military training.
More than 200 cadets have passed out from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst today.
HRH the Countess of Wessex represented the Queen at the traditional Sovereign's Parade which brings 44 weeks of training to an end.
The cadets will now join their new regiments but they will not become official 2nd Lieutenants until the stroke of midnight tonight.
A soldier who's served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia is appealing for the return of his medals, which were stolen from his home.
They were taken from Corporal Ben Bray during a break-in at his house in North London.
The thieves stole other items, including computer equipment. But, while they can be replaced, his medals cannot.
Corproal Bray spoke to our reporter Glen Goodman.
In just 7 months a west London regiment has lost five soldiers in Afghanistan.
Today was an opportunity for hundreds to pay their respects to them, and to welcome home to Hounslow their comrades from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
Piers Hopkirk was there.
The commanding officer of 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards, Lieutenant Colonel Dino Bossi, said he was pleased to be back at their barracks in Hounslow after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan.
It may be farthest West London and echo to the sound of the Heathrow jets overhead but this morning Hounslow became a corner of Wales as the borough welcomed back its home regiment, the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
Hundreds lined the streets to applaud as 350 soldiers, led by a 60 piece regimental band, marched through the High Street.
The regiment, which is based in Hounslow, has just returned from a seven month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
For many, it was a day of mixed emotions as the Regiment lost five soldiers in this latest deployment.
They were remembered as the regiment gathered at Hounslow's Lampton Park for a brief ceremony in which the Last Post was followed by a minute's silence in tribute to the fallen.
The people of Hounslow have turned out in their hundreds for the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards' homecoming parade.
A 60 piece regimental band led 350 soldiers through the streets of the regiment's home town.
A group of six soldiers have been braving the chilly depths of Shepperton Lake in Middlesex for the past five days, to raise money for their injured comrades.
Night and day, the five men and one woman have powered a total of 250 miles - among them, Trooper Clifford O'Farrell, who nearly lost his legs in a blast in Afghanistan.
Our reporter Sharon Thomas joined the team as they swam into the record books: