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Uniform to Work Day

Territorial Army

12:00am 22nd June 2011

Territorial Army soldiers across the North of England will carry out their day jobs in their military uniforms on Wednesday 22nd June 2011.

‘Uniform to Work Day’ is an annual event that is designed to make the contribution of the part-time force more visible. Reservists around the UK leave their shirt and ties at home, donning their forces uniform to work instead much to the surprise of their colleagues who often don't realise they serve with the TA.

Last year, thousands of reservists took part in the initiative to show their pride in giving their time for their country. The event is part of the build-up to Armed Forces Day that takes place on Saturday 25 June 2011; when the public are encouraged to show their support to serving personnel and their families, reservists and veterans.

Taking part will be Sergeant Becky Trousdale from the 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. Becky, 32, works as an Equine Vet Nurse at Rainbow Equine Hospital, Old Malton. She is looking forward to hanging up her surgical scrubs on Wednesday in favour of military dress:

Sergeant Becky Trousdale says:

“I’m proud of what the TA had achieved, and hope other people are too. Wearing my military uniform to work will raise awareness and hopefully gain appreciation from my colleagues and clients for the tough work the TA does.

“We have come a long way and do a remarkable amount of work as volunteers and its important that’s recognized. But its great fun, I love it. Since joining I’ve gained a lot of skills and knowledge and made friends for life. I would recommend it to anybody and wouldn’t want do anything else.”

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