New Army recruitment campaign launched

The Army has launched a new recruitment campaign which aims to boost both the regular and reserve forces. The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said "Army Reserves will be critical to mounting military operations in the future"

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Hammond: Reserves will be critical to future operations

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said the Army Reserves "will be critical to mounting military operations" as he launches of a new recruitment drive to boost the Armed Forces.

The campaign, dubbed "More than meets the eye", aims to show how the new Army Reserve is fully integrated with its regular counterpart.

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

Mr Hammond said: "We are restructuring the army to ensure regular and reserve soldiers are fully integrated into one force, training and working alongside each other.

"In 2014, the army will continue to recruit new full-time soldiers and look to increase the trained strength of part-time soldiers.

"Army Reserves will be critical to mounting military operations in the future and we intend to grow the number significantly by 2018."

Army recruitment campaign launched for Reserves

Nearly one in four Britons are unhappy with their current career, according to research commissioned by the army.

The findings were published to coincide with the launch of a new recruitment campaign announced today by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

Army recruitment campaign launches today. Credit: PA

The campaign, dubbed "More than meets the eye", aims to show how the new Army Reserve is fully integrated with its regular counterpart.

Through a series of TV adverts, it hopes to capitalise on New Year's resolutions which see people wanting to transform their lives and careers.

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