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British Army's recruitment campaign targets Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket

Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket are among Suffolk towns where the British Army is recruiting this week.

Former soldiers are among those speaking with members of the public about life in service.

There are also virtual reality video games and physical tests on offer.

Today (Monday, August 19) the army was set-up in Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds.

Tomorrow from 9am to 4pm they will be exhibiting in Market Square, Stowmarket, and on Wednesday will be in The Triangle, Felixstowe, also from 9am to 4pm.

British Army has listed the following benefits to signing-up:

- You receive an annual salary of £20,000 after training,

- You receive 30 days annual holiday on top of all the usual bank holidays, and extra time off when you deploy on operations,

- You have opportunities to travel overseas for operations, adventurous training, sport and peacekeeping from training in Kenya to supporting the UN in Cyprus or from sky-diving in Florida to mountaineering in the Himalayas,

- You have access to free gym and sports facilities, with world class fitness and nutritional advice,

- You gain skills and qualifications that are transferable to life after the Army,

- Any medical procedures or dental work that you require is paid for by the Army and is carried out by fully qualified Army personnel or private practices where necessary.

Andrew from Ipswich shares his story (15441982)
Andrew from Ipswich shares his story (15441982)

Dean Quinton, lead recruiter for Ipswich Armed Forces Careers Office, said: “We’re looking forward to running multiple events across Suffolk next week and speaking to local people about what opportunities are available in the British Army and what Army life is like.

"We’d welcome anyone interested in finding out about the breadth of roles available in the Army – as a regular or reservist – to come and speak to our career advisors and put their questions to serving soldiers.”

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