Busy week for Army Engagement Team

April 20, 2018

It’s been a busy week for the Army Engagement Team as it undertook its round of Scottish spring fixtures. 

Starting at Drumossie Hotel in Inverness on Tuesday the team then relocated to Ardoe House Hotel in Aberdeen for Wednesday’s presentation and completed their short tour in the Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline on Thursday.

Along with some familiar faces, the team was led by a new addition in the shape of Colonel James Sunderland (Late RLC), and once again provided the 100-strong audience with a comprehensive and protein-rich series of modules on aspects of the modern Army and its people, concluding with a wide-ranging Q&A session.

With questions from the floor ranging from the practical/tactical – ‘How do I join the reserves?’ and ‘What support do you offer to veterans in Fife?’ to the more technical and strategic – ‘What offensive and defensive cyber capabilities is the Army developing?’ the team were glad of the subject matter expertise provided by members of HQ 51 Brigade as well as representatives of local Army Reserve units.

Needless to say, HRFCA were along in support too, and picked up queries on a range of employer engagement and cadet-related subjects.

Lively discussion continued as guests tucked into a light supper before departing with complimentary copies of Soldier magazine and the odd Army-branded trolley token, leaving their hosts to strike camp and head for home.

Images (above, below and top of page) from Dunfermline’s Glen Pavilion.