34498 – Army Reserve: Deployment (Answered)

Andrew Rosindell To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the number and location of overseas deployments of Army Reserve personnel were in the last 12 months; and what assessment he has made of potential increases in the number of such deployments in the next 12 months. Mr Julian Brazier The number and location …

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HL7675 – Army: Training (Answered)

Lord Touhig To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost, per successfully trained recruit, of (1) Phase One and Two training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick, (2) Phase One training at the Army Training Centre Pirbright, and (3) Phase One training at the Army Foundation College Harrogate, including trainee salaries and associated …

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Royal Navy sailor named top armed forces chef

A Royal Navy sailor who spiced up menus on patrol around the world has been named top chef in the armed forces.

Petty Officer Daryl Hall was awarded Armed Forces Caterer of the Year after he treated the 220-strong crew of HMS Richmond to fine dining and world cuisine despite the challenges of cooking and restocking a warship at sea during a 2015 deployment to the Gulf and Mediterranean.

The 30-year-old from Plymouth was nominated for his hard work during the ship’s nine month deployment on on counter-drugs and counter-piracy operations.

Read more: http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2016-04-18/royal-navy-sailor-named-top-armed-forces-chef/