Army Reserve Potential Officer rises to the challenge

Army Reserve Potential Officer Eira Booth has recently completed the Gherkin Challenge, a 38 floor dash to the top of the skyscraper.

On completing the challenge in just over 7 minutes, Eira said, “It was tougher than I’d expected and quite a weird experience! The good news is that I was able to raise £250 for the NSPCC, which made the event all the more enjoyable”.

Eira starts her Army Officer Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst later this year, after passing an Army Officer Selection Board. Once commissioned, she will join 151 Regiment RLC as a Troop Commander with 124 Transport Squadron, based in Warley, Essex.

Major General Paul Nanson, Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, said: “We are aiming to make Millennials think again about being an Officer in the Army Reserve and realise that, with a time commitment from just 27 days a year, it’s not a huge investment but the rewards, both professional and personal are huge.”

“Joining the Army Reserve as an Officer gives you access to Sandhurst’s world class leadership training and the opportunity to develop key skills that will make you stand out from the crowd in the workplace.”

“Being an Army Reserve Officer is an ideal opportunity to develop the skills and confidence that employers really value and should be a top choice for all those wanting to challenge themselves and do something that makes a difference at the same time.”

This week was Reserve Officer Careers (ROC) week (27th June- 2nd July). By improving awareness and understanding of what being an Officer in the Army Reserve means, ROC week aims to show that there is more to the Army Reserve Forces than just combat.

For more information about the role of an Army Reserve Officer search Army Reserve Jobs, visit or call 0345 700 1700.


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