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LISTEN: Dorset's TA Feeling Benefits of Government Investment

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8:37am 10th December 2012
(Updated 2:14pm 11th December 2012)

Dorset's Territorial Army units are set to play a more significant role in overseas operations in the near future.

Earlier this year the Government announced it was cutting the number of regular servicemen and investing more in part time soldiers.Our local TA Unit based at Bovington Camp the Royal Wessex Yeomanry have been seeing this change first hand.

Recently new Land Rover training vehicles arrived at the Dorset camp and troops say it shows real investment in the reserve forces.

Wessex FM's Luke de Costa asked Royal Wessex Yeomanry, A Squadron, Captain Joe Toward if he and the troops are feeling more included now.

 
Captain Toward says the investment is terrific, now they're trying to recruit new TA Soldiers to help meet that Government mark of over 35,000 reservists.

He explains who can apply and says the roles the TA has here in Dorset are more exciting and better equipped than ever before.

 

Local Staff Sergeant Tim Knight was deployed to Afghanistan in April on Operation Herrick 16. He says the TA's definitely feel more included nowadays with their regular army counterparts.

 

 

 

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