A CAMPAIGN encouraging youngsters to join the Army has come to Huddersfield.
Army recruiters are in town to try to attract men and women to find out more about joining up, on either a full or part-time basis.
Every year Yorkshire and the North-East provides more recruits than any other region in the country, with nearly a fifth of the overall intake.
This equates to nearly 2,500 new jobs with one of the largest employers in the area.
Lt-Col John May, commander for recruiting for the North- East and Yorkshire, said: “The backbone of the Army is the infantry, but most recruits are actually trained to work in important specialist fields, such as IT or engineering.
“This means most careers available are suitable for both men and women from all backgrounds.’’
Abdul Khadar, 25, of Fartown, is training to be a driver with the Royal Logistic Corps.
He has completed his basic training with the Army Training Regiment.
This has taken him to France and Belgium and on adventure training in Wales.
He is now embarking on his phase two training, which will ensure he has the skills for his new role.
Abdul said: “I had always wanted to join the Army.’’