Sgt Wayne Adams – CIS Troop, 8 Engineer Brigade
Sgt Wayne Adams served for 25 years with the Irish Guards and was encouraged to sign up by friends already in the Reserves.
Being in the Reserves gives Wayne the opportunity to work on familiar tasks as a team and assist those reservists who have never been involved with the military before. He enjoys being able to experience the military activities and opportunities that aren’t available in any other environment.
Wayne currently works for the Crown Estate as a Warden on the Great Park in Windsor and has great support of being enlisted as a reserve, especially as his boss is the Duke of Edinburgh and is the head ranger of the park!
Sapper Daniel Wrixon
Working as a site manager SPR Daniel Wrixon has always wanted to sign up to the Army and the Reserves is the closest he felt he could get whilst still supporting his family.
Daniel enjoys the military lifestyle and the different people you get to meet. The mentality of those in the military is that everyone mucks in to get the job done and he enjoys the drive and the push that comes with the Reserves.
The military training he has received has benefitted him in his civilian job and he has taken the structure into his role which he has used to plan and prioritise tasks.
Having never run before Daniel is now completing charity runs and marathons being inspired by his Reserve colleagues.
Daniel’s enthusiasm has now also encouraged his daughter to enroll with the Sea Cadets, which she thrives on. She is really enjoying the trips, exercises away and being part of the military family.
Private Lina Johnson
Private Lina Johnson wanted to do something different outside of her boundaries that would push her. Enjoying being outdoors and sports, she also felt that it would be nice to give something back herself, given all the services do to protect our Country.
As a personal assistant in London, Lina’s employers have been supportive of her Reserves role and she has been able to introduce them to the Reserves Employer scheme and show them all the benefits that are available to them.
Lina feels her confidence has grown since enrolling as a Reserve and she enjoys the support that she has received. This has encouraged her to develop herself and she is grateful for all the potential opportunities that are available.