Armed Forces Recruitment

Defence written question – answered on 21st March 2006.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recruitment initiatives have been introduced by the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy in (i) the south east of England and (ii) Hertfordshire in each year since 2002.

Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

holding answer 13 March 2006

All three services undertake numerous and varied initiatives, both at national and local level, aimed at increasing the level of recruitment to the armed forces. It has not been possible to produce a comprehensive list of recruitment activities for the years requested but the following will give an indication of the type of initiatives undertaken.

Navy
Date Location Initiative
2005
5–7 April Learning Skills Council/Connexions Skills Festival (Brentwood Centre) Royal Marine Visibility Team
20 April Newbury Shackleton and Submarine Display Vehicles
20 April Newbury Mobile Recruitment Vehicle
30 April Goodwood Race Course Shackleton Display Vehicle
7–9 May Independence Celebrations—Jersey Submarine Display Vehicle
11 May Bedford School CCF Inspection Shackleton Display Vehicle
18–19 June Thanet Air Show Royal Marine Visibility Team and Technical Display Vehicle
23–24 July Littlehampton Boat Show Shackleton Display Vehicle
21 August RNLI Hythe Raft Race Shackleton Display Vehicle
3–4 September Shoreham Air Day Technical Display Vehicle
12–16 September Guildford Schools RN School Presentation Team
17–18 September Enfield Autumn Show Shackleton Display Vehicle
28 September Southampton v. Reading RM Commando Display Team
3–7 October Chatham Schools RN School Presentation Team
6 October Careers Fair University of Surrey Recruiting Display Stand
6 October Careers Fair Surrey University Guildford Recruiting Display Stand
6 October Jobscene Southampton The Guildhall DNR Build
8 October Jobs Opportunities Road Show Bromley Civic Hall Bromley Recruiting Display Stand
10–14 October Ilford Schools RN School Presentation Team
17 October Southampton Skills Quest Submarine Display Vehicle
24–25 October Careers Fair University of Southampton Recruiting Display Stand
31 October Portsmouth Schools RN School Presentation Team
2 November Sussex University Gradfair Campus Brighton Recruiting Display Stand
7–11 November Southampton Schools RN School Presentation Team
7 November Careers Fair Southampton Recruiting Display Stand
14–18 November Canterbury Schools RN School Presentation Team
28 November Chatham Schools RN School Presentation Team
November Careers Fair University of Portsmouth Recruiting Display Stand
November Careers Fair University of Sussex Recruiting Display Stand
5–9 December Brighton Schools RN School Presentation Team
2006
January Guildford Schools RN School Presentation Team
January Surrey Skills at Sandown Park Submarine Display Vehicle
January Surrey Skills at Sandown Park Technical Display Vehicle
Army
Date Location Initiative
2005
28–30 June Royston, Hertfordshire Briefing for Schools
15–17 September Newbury Show Ground Newbury Show 2003
2–3 July Aldershot (Queens Ave Playing Fields) Aldershot Aldershot Show
2–8 July Bicester/Hermitage/Winchester/Worthing/Shornecliff Schools' Challenge
27 June-1 July Portsmouth International Festival of the Sea
17–21 October Longmoor (2 x one week courses run back to back) ATR Winchester Regional Look at Life
25–29 June ATR Winchester Rugby Look at Life
24–26 June ATR Winchester Football Look at Life
15–25 November Arborfield/Thorney Island/Borden Army Technical Challenge
RAF
Date Location Initiative
2005
January
14–16 Olympia Adventure Sports and Travel Show
23–24 Olympia Job Scene
February
1, 3–4, 9 & 10–11 Rainham Mark Grammar, Maidstone Leisure Centre, Northfleet School for Girls and Ashford International Hotel Careers Conventions
2 Gosfield School Motivational Day
10 llford Town Hall Opportunities Fair
11–12 Youth Initiative
13 Trafalgar Square Chinese New Year
14–17 Uxbridge English Schools Football Association Camp
March
18–29 Towns around Sussex Sussex Coast Roadshow
19 Alexandra Palace Connexions Job Fair
March ExCEL Centre, London Careers Live
April
5–7 Brentwood Connexions Skills Festival
8–10 Earls Court London Air Show
12–13 University of Kent, Canterbury UCAS Careers Convention
20 Newbury Newbury Rugby Fest
May
12 Biggin Hill Red Arrows 40th Birthday Party
12–13 Syon Park, London Countryside Live
13 RAF Museum Hendon RAF Acrobatics Team Initiative
14–15 Brands Hatch Recruitment Stand
16 Brighton and Hove Albion Charity 5-a-side
29–30 Southend-on-Sea Southend Air Show
May Brighton Bears Youth Football/Coaching Days
June
7–8 Earls Court Guardian Grad Fair
8 RAF Museum Hendon Primary School Competition
18–19 Palm Beach, Margate Margate Air Show
18–19 Peckham Square Peckham Show
22–23 Business Design Centre, Islington University London Grad Fair
28 RAF Museum, Hendon Youth Challenge
30 June-1 July Anglia Poly, Essex UCAS Careers Convention
June Greensward College Motivational Day
July
4–10 St. James Park, London VE Day Celebrations
4, 5 & 7 Hainault Forest High School and Thurstable School Motivational Days
9 Olympia Asian Lifestyle Show
July Imperial War Museum WWII 60th Anniversary
August
11–14 Eastbourne Airborne 2005
30 August- 3 September Towns Around Kent Kent Roadshow
September
2–4 RAFM, Hendon RAF Museum Open Day
17–18 Biggin Hill Aerodrome Biggin Hill Air Show
22–23 Learning and Skills Council Learning and Skills Council
October
October Wembley MELA show
November
12 City of London Lord Mayor's Show

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