Video and photo gallery: Apache helicopter flies around Norwich in hunt for Territorial Army recruits

Touchdown. The Army Air Corps Apache helicopter touching down in the car park of Norwich City Footba

Touchdown. The Army Air Corps Apache helicopter touching down in the car park of Norwich City Football Club. Six year old Alfie Ashley.Photo: Steve Adams

Necks were craned across Norwich this morning as an Apache helicopter flew a circuit around the city before touching down for a Territorial Army recruitment drive.

A small crowd gathered for its landing at Norwich City Football Club's car park, where it will remain until mid afternoon as the locally-based 6 Army Air Corps, 3 Royal Anglians and 254 Medical Regiment meet potential recruits and tell them about signing up.

The event is part of the army's Operation Fortify, which aims to recruit thousands of reservists as the rest of the military is cut.

Captain Chris Tate of the 6 Army Air Corps said: 'You will get out of it not only life skills like leadership but also particular skills, whether first aid or working as a team. We can put people through their HGV driving licence. The medics will give people medical qualifications.

'I think for employers the benefits are really good for having reservists in their employment.'


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The helicopter is expected to take off again between 3.30pm and 4pm.

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