MP in­spired to join oth­ers as re­servist

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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

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