RUGBEIANS were invited onto the front line by the Rugby Army Reservists Centre.
An open event held at the Edward Street centre gave Rugby residents the chance to see what life is like for reservists.
Edward Street is home to newly formed D Company, 4th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment which forms part of today’s growing Army Reserve.
D Company’s Major Sean Phillips explained: “Not many local people realise that Rugby is home to a Reserve company of the Parachute Regiment; In fact, many people don’t realise it’s possible to be a Para as a Reservist at all.
“Being a Reservist means tackling new challenges, learning new skills, making new friends, and exploring new roles on a spare time basis, and those roles can involve anything from catering to communications and from engineering to getting airborne.
“Most important of all, it means a chance to really test yourself and make a real contribution to our National Security.”
D Company is the Midlands unit of 4 Para, the Parachute Regiment Reserve. Visit www.army.mod.uk or call 01788 544177 for more details.