100 (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery opened its Army Reserve Centre to local young people to give them an opportunity to meet local part-time soldiers who live and work in their home town.
A day of activity saw the young people who are members of two community charities, the Centre for Youth and Community Development (CYCD) and the Dallow Youth Project, complete a series of leadership tasks designed to test them both physically and mentally.
Aged from 14 to 23 years, the young people also had a tour of the Marsh Road Army Reserve Centre in Luton and carried out some fitness training and saw the equipment used by the soldiers.
Muhammad Abdul Aleem, a youth development co-ordinator with CYCD, said:
“A lot of young people have negative perceptions of the Army, so today has been an excellent opportunity for them to ask questions and find out for themselves what life in the Army is about.
Photos: Sgt Brian Gamble RLC