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Issue:- Monday, 2 May 2016

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Merseyside electrician creates sparks with RAF Reserves
Photographs by Corporal Mark Dixon - UK MOD Crown Copyright

AN RAF Reservist from Liverpool spent the May bank holiday weekend participating in an international military skills competition, where he competed against military reservist teams from across the UK and Europe.

Alistair Gough (46), who works at Jaguar Land Rover in civilian life, brings his skills to the RAF Reserves as a General Technician (Electrical) with Number 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron, based at RAF Woodvale.

Alistair  said that:- "I've always been interested in the military, and often thought about getting involved, but life, work and family kept me too busy to take the next step. A colleague told me about opportunities with the RAF Reserves, and since joining last year, I've never looked back."

During the Altcar Challenge based at Hightown near Formby, Merseyside, Alistair and other UK reservists from the RAF, Army and Navy, as well as NATO allies, competed as teams against each other in a range of challenges that tested their mental and physical fitness and military skills.

Alistair joined the growing RAF Reserves in 2014 to embrace the exciting challenges and opportunities that come as a reservist on the front line, as well as to learn new skills and experiences. Just before tackling the Altcar rifle range shooting competition, he added:- "The range of experiences and opportunities offered by the RAF Reserves is truly impressive. It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, or how old you are, there's a role waiting for you with the RAF."

People with Sight Loss in Southport Invited to Attend Free Online Skills Session

BLIND and partially sighted people in Southport are invited to attend a free online basic skills session to help them get online and benefit from technology.  The event is part of RNIB's Online Today scheme to support 125,000 people with sensory loss to get online.  The workshop is being delivered by partner organisation Action for Blind People, at Galloway's Society for the Blind Southport, 22 Wright Street, Southport, on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anyone with sight and or hearing loss is welcome to attend the session. The session will include how to get the most from products such as tablets, smartphones and eReaders. There will also be the chance to be hands on and try out these gadgets and ask questions. Internet use in the UK has significantly increased over recent years with 76% of adults accessing the internet every day in 2014, compared to just 38% in 2006. Millions of us rely on the internet for everyday tasks such as shopping, banking and staying in touch with friends and family. However, getting online and using technology can present many challenges for someone who is blind, partially sighted or has hearing loss. Andrew Coleman, Assistive Technology Coordinator at Action for Blind People, said:- "Being online can make a huge difference to someone's life. We hope people with sight or hearing loss in Southport will come along and find out how technology can open up a whole new world of discovery and independence."  To find out more and to book your place, please call Galloway's Society for the Blind Southport on:- 01704 534555. You can also learn more about Online Today by visiting:- RNIB.Org.UK/OnlineToday.

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