JACKALs and crews from Cheshire’s C Squadron Queen’s Own Yeomanry (QOY) made the trip from Chester to visit Liverpool’s Pier Head last weekend in preparation for the Battle of the Atlantic celebrations. It was an impressive show and learning opportunity about what it’s like to be a Light Cavalry soldier in the Army Reserve.
This year, the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the celebrations included an act of remembrance, drum head service, medal parade, Military fly past, naval convoy and showcased the UK and NATO partners’ current regular and reserve military capabilities.
B & C Squadron attended the event with a JACKAL, mounted weapon systems, gazebo, pop up signage in addition to an array of military equipment and literature.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend the estimated total footfall for the event was over 70,000 people, many of who directly engaged with the team and the JACKAL platform.
The event, attended by over 70,000 people, captured a great amount of interest from the general public in the QOY and the Army Reserve as well as from existing cadets and regular service personnel.