A lively programme of Employer Engagement Breakfasts
We hosted three Employer Engagement breakfasts in March to champion the Armed Forces Covenant. These events give employers the opportunity to hear from military personnel about their personal experiences and discover how, as a business, they can support Defence people through the Armed Forces Covenant.
March began with RAF Marham opening its doors on Thursday 2nd March to Norfolk employers. Station Commander, Group Captain Rich Davies ADC MA RAF welcomed them all to the base and guests were fortunate enough to have a tour around the site after breakfast.
16 Air Assault Brigade welcomed 85 employers to Merville Barracks in Colchester on Thursday 9th March. In addition to meeting the soldiers who live and work in the county, employers had the opportunity to handle some of the equipment. A highlight for the group was posing for a photo in front of the iconic WW2 Dakota aircraft, used in parachute operations such as D-Day and the Battle of Arnhem (pictured).
On Thursday 23rd March, twenty Cambridgeshire employers took part in a networking breakfast at The Army Reserve Centre in Cherry Hinton hosted by 254 Medical Regiment. Again employers had the opportunity to meet reservists and see live demonstrations. Read more about 254 Medical Regiment's display of a POW treatment drill and 33 Engineer Regiment's robotic capabilities with their remote control dragon system here.