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2 PARA, joined by The Royal Gurkha Rifles, are given a masterclass in urban operations.

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Army Lifemaps project shines a light on a brighter future for inner city London kids

The new scheme is offering hope to children at risk of a future filled with gangs, crime and lost opportunities. The Lifemaps initiative builds confidence, teaches discipline and most importantly can change lives. Pupils from Holloway Secondary School in Islington were taken from the built up environment of the capital and put through their paces by troops at Longmoor military camp in Hampshire. During a packed five days, the youngsters were given an insight into Army training, fitness, navigation skills and the importance of discipline.

Explaining the purpose of Lifemaps, WO2 Mehmet Kavaz, youth engagement officer at London District HQ, said: “We are trying to catch kids before they get swept up by gangs and crime. If we can change just one person’s life then that’s a huge achievement. It’s not about recruiting for the Army it’s about showing kids what else is out there and giving them food for thought.”

2017 lead for NATO force

20th Armoured Infantry Brigade is leading NATO's multinational spearhead land force known as the VJTF(L) in 2017. It is deployable anywhere in the world within 5 days.


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