Brewery Man Wears Military Uniform To Work

Part of highlighting the role of volunteer Army cadets


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Staff at Fuller's Griffin Brewery in Chiswick did a double-take when drayman James Stock turned up for work in full military fatigues this week.

As Sergeant James Stock, a youth leader at 208 Willesden (Royal Regt of Fusiliers) Army Cadet Detachment he volunteers twice a week to run the cadet unit, at Pound Lane, Willesden.

In the run up to Armed Forces Day on 29th June reservists, cadet leaders and cadets were invited to wear their uniform to work or school to highlight the volunteering aspect of their out of work activity. James decided he would wear his uniform to the brewery to tell colleagues about the Army cadets.

James says; “I enjoy everything about my cadet volunteering, and this is a chance for me to share that with my workmates. Both they and the Fuller’s team are hugely supportive of what I do – helping young people to achieve success in life”.

By mid morning James had fielded lots of questions from surprised colleagues about his uniform and his volunteering work.

Richard Fuller, Director of the family firm Fuller Smith and Turner said “Fuller’s is a proud British Company and we are aware of our place in the community. We support all our employees in their volunteering activities. Volunteering often brings a whole new and different skill set to work, which is great for our team. Those who have volunteering in their DNA can be a real asset to any organisation.”

 Uniform to Work Day is one of a series of events intended to raise awareness of Armed Forces Day which takes place this year on Saturday, 29th June 2013, and celebrates all of those who make up the Armed Forces Family. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate the role of the Reserves and to show the public the Armed Forces are made up of people from all sections of the community.

Army Cadets are aged 12-18 and Volunteer Leaders aged 19-55.

The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is the Army's national voluntary youth organisation with a membership of over 45,000 12 to 18 year old boys and girls. It operates in over 1700 locations all over the UK. Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life, with a spirit of service to the Queen, Country and their local community. There are thirty four detachments in Middlesex and North West London, with over 1,000 cadets. They participate in activities ranging from sport and first aid to adventure training and community work as well as military skills. .

June 28, 2013

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