The British Army brings virtual reality technology to Skegness

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Drive a tank through virtual reality

Check out the range of Army vehicles on display


The British Army is bringing a range of interactive kit to Skegness Carnival and Skegness Summer Festival from Sunday, August 12 to Friday, August 17.

Visitors can drive a tank through virtual reality headsets or find out what it’s like to do a skydive, while checking out the general tactical vehicles on display and a weapons stand.

Soldiers from local units including the Adjutant General’s Corps, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the Paras and the Royal Anglian Regiment will be on hand to talk about their experience of life in the Army and the range of jobs available for people in Skegness.

On Wednesday, August 15, the Army will be taking over the Carnival’s arena, and soldiers will be carrying out interviews and interacting with the public between 10:00 and 16:00.

Warrant Officer Malcolm Mooney, Royal Logistic Corps, said:

“The Army provides people with the chance to belong to one of the most respected organisations in the world and enjoy the diverse range of opportunities and challenging careers the Army Reserves and the Regular Army can offer.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to speak to serving soldiers and interact with various equipment, and find out more about jobs in the area.”

The British Army supports people in achieving their personal and professional goals, whether it’s conquering a pull up or taking on a leadership role. The Army is recruiting and there is a breadth of roles and opportunities available in both the Regular Army and Army Reserve, from helicopter pilot to nurse, from engineer to IT specialist.

You can go sky diving or skiing abroad as part of adventure training and gain further qualifications such as an apprenticeship or a degree. As part of life in the British Army, lifelong friendship bonds are formed and incredible challenges are overcome to achieve worthwhile results, for example saving lives by providing assistance on humanitarian or peacekeeping missions at home or abroad.