Army volunteers show their colours

WORKERS in Ipswich received a surprise - when their colleagues turned up for work in full army dress!The stunt was in aid of Armed Forces day and saw members of the Territorial Army and Army Cadet Force Adults ditching their workplace civvies in favour of their uniforms.

WORKERS in Ipswich received a surprise - when their colleagues turned up for work in full army dress!

The stunt was in aid of Armed Forces day and saw members of the Territorial Army and Army Cadet Force Adults ditching their workplace civvies in favour of their uniforms.

Company Commander Captain James Preston, known in civilian life as Facilities Project Manager at Willis Group Ltd. said: “It's going to be one of those slightly embarrassing things.

“I'm hoping people are going to look and think 'what's that for?', but I hope it will raise awareness that people in the armed forces are often just normal people like themselves.”

Captain Preston is responsible for all eight detachments in Ipswich which together form C company, ACF Suffolk.

The event was aimed at making people take notice of those members of the armed forces who live and work alongside their local communities.

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Others taking part in the day included Sergeant Instructor Richard Butler, a customer services advisor at the Volkswagen Showrooms in Sproughton Road, and Ian Partridge and Sarah Revell, who work for the Mediterranean Shipping Company in Ransomes Europark.

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