A FINAL call is being made for budding soldiers to take part in the Territorial Army’s Summer Challenge Wales.
New TA recruits who take part in the challenge will undergo a compressed two week military training programme in July at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff.
This will be followed by up to four weeks of specific trade training to gain the skills needed to become a fully fledged member of the TA.
The deadline for applying to the scheme is just weeks away.
Geraint Jones, of Wrexham, joined the TA as a student needing extra cash.
Now a lance corporal, the 25-year-old said: “I would recommend joining the TA, especially if you’re a student because it’s a good way of getting a bit of money on the side while you study and there’s a decent social side to it as well. It also gives you a better idea of what the Army is like if you were thinking about joining.”
After graduating L Cpl Jones volunteered for two operational tours to Iraq, to support the Regular Army.
He is now due to start a two-year full-time contract with the Regular Army.
For more information on attending Summer Challenge Wales call 0845 873 2422.