Attended an army engagement presentation and reception called “Your Army” at Ayr Racecourse this evening along with some Legion Branch members.
The event was an opportunity to find out a bit about the British Army and what it has been up to, and to ask questions of a senior panel, but was also lovely catching up with old friends. Given that we help fund the Army through taxes, this was kind of a shareholder meeting where we found out how the Army is organised, and gave us the opportunity to talk to some of the personnel. The presentation touched on subjects such as hiring people leaving the Army, the Reserves, the cadets and how we can support activities such as their youth engagement programme and the Armed Forces covenant.
It also gave us a chance to meet face to face and reinforce our connection. You never know where it might lead.
After light refreshments, we listened to a 45 minute presentation followed by a 45 minute Q&A session, after which we were invited to join them for a buffet supper.