New Minister for Reserves visits commando engineer reservists
24 Jul 2014 11:59 AM
Julian Brazier meets reservists to find out why they wanted to join 131 Commando.
Julian Brazier completed his first visit to a reserve unit in his newly-appointed role as Minister for Reserves. Visiting Army Reserve unit 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers at their headquarters in Kingsbury, Mr Brazier wanted to see how best practice recruiting and retention efforts are contributing to the growth of the unit.
Formerly a reservist with the airborne and special forces himself, the minister met a number of reservists and spoke to applicants who were in the process of joining the squadron to find out what had attracted them to 131 Commando.
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