Northampton Army centre opens display for visitors

Pictured Cpl Andy Leeman'
Pictured Cpl Andy Leeman'

Northampton Army Reserves will be demonstrating how they keep their military vehicles on the move at a public open day this weekend.

During the event, hosted by 118 Recovery Company at their Clare Street centre on Sunday, June 1, visitors of all ages will have the chance to explore military vehicles, equipment and an authentic field kitchen.

The town’s cadet forces will also be running activities from 2pm–5pm, including a climbing wall and a boat provided by the Sea Cadets, and there will be music from Northampton Air Training Corps.

Company Captain Bill Reeder said: “It promises to be an enjoyable afternoon that gives the public an opportunity to find out more about the Army Reserves and Cadets in the area.

“We look forward to welcoming people on the day.”

Members of the 118 Recovery Company and 3 Royal Anglian will be giving a display of their personal kits, weapons and recovery vehicles, as well as talking about the variety of jobs available at Northampton’s Army Reserve.

Visitors will also get to explore a field kitchen where Company chefs will be cooking up samples of the army’s ration packs to hand out.

118 Recovery Company is a part of 54 Force Support Battalion REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), whose role is to maintain and repair equipment. They are currently recruiting mechanics, chefs and clerks. For more information visit