MP inspired to join others as reservist
DAMIEN Moore is becoming a military reservist, citing Southport’s veterans as an inspiration.
In September, the town’s Conservative MP joined fellow MPs at the Defence Academy for their induction into the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.
The AFPS was created in 1987 to give Members of Parliament a taste of military life, and has since expanded to include peers and MEPs.
Last month, the two-day course involved rifle training, an inspection of armoured vehicles, and classes on defence and foreign policy.
Mr Moore said: “I have always felt an urge to serve, but speaking to our town’s veterans over the last year, I decided it was time to actually do something about it.
“The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme means I can serve my country and my constituents.
“I’m really excited about the forthcoming year.’
The Southport MP will now begin the next stage of his training.
Damien Moore MP has signed up