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Job opportunities for those with 'military skills'

The business community is lending its support to the thousands of servicemen and women who have left the military, either through choice or because of defence cuts. They've been outlining job opportunities at a careers event at Catterick Garrison.

Gary Daye, of Scots Guards, has spoken of the difficulty in finding work:

Dominic Hamberg, from the British Forces Resettlement Services, has also spoken of ways in which army recruits can apply their skills to a different industry, such as civilian service:

Catterick soldier "humbled" by bravery award

A British Army who has been Mentioned in Dispatches for his bravery in Afghanistan said he was "humbled" more than anything to be among 117 servicemen and women honoured.

Lt Ali Floyd is based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

He said: "I hope to some degree that this award is a recognition of the soldiers I was lucky enough to work with, who all did a fantastic job and it is really due to them that we managed to bring everyone home."

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Catterick Garrison officer Mentioned in Dispatches for bravery in Afghanistan

A British Army officer based at Catterick Garrison has been awarded a Mention in Dispatches for bravery during a tour of Afghanistan in 2013.

Lieutenant Ali Floyd defended a bridge for 24 hours under enemy fire, to allow engineers to remove homemade bombs. He then led his men to safety at night past enemy firing points.

Lt Ali Floyd (right) is honoured for his bravery

Lt Floyd was one of 117 military personnel to be honoured.

Soldiers from Catterick Garrison gave first aid to teenagers in car crash

Soldiers on a training exercise heard a car crash in which three teenagers were critically injured and immediately went over to give first aid. The soldiers, from Catterick Garrison, were at Bellerby Camp, near to where the accident happened.

The driver and his passengers, all 17 years old, are in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Full report: Soldiers in fatal car crash named

Two soldiers who died in a car crash in North Yorkshire have been named.

Mark McKeen, who had served in Afghanistan, and Codie Richardson, who was from Stockton, died when their car hit a tree in Catterick.

Tributes have been paid to both soldiers while police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

Frances Read reports.

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