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The Army will be on the hunt for recruits on Armed Forces Day.

The Leeds Army Careers Centre and Job Centre will host a job opportunities clinic on Saturday as part of a nationwide campaign.

It will highlight the roles available in The Army and in the reserves.

Major General Chris Tickell, Director General, Army Recruiting and Training Division, said: ““Armed Forces Week provides us with an opportunity to celebrate their dedication, and highlight the range of job roles and opportunities available in the Army and Army Reserve.”

Leeds will also see large outdoor screens across the city, which are supporting other activities.

There will be a raft of events in the city centre from 11am to 4pm to celebrate the work of the forces. It will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Judith Chapman.

Events include a freedom parade by the 4th Yorkshire Battalion from Millennium Square at 12.15pm.

There will also be an assortment of family-friendly activities like a climbing wall and night vision experience in Victoria Gardens on The Headrow. Children can also take part in fun-themed crafts and activities.

Nearby, on the steps of Leeds Town Hall, the city of Leeds Pipe Band will strike up at 1.30pm.

And a drum head service at 3pm will be led by the 4th Battalion’s Padre and Rev Richard Dimery, the Area Dean for Headingley. It is on the steps of Leeds City Art Gallery.

It will coincide, weather permitting with a Spitfire flyover.

See www.leeds.gov.uk for more.

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