by Alan Jacques
THE Naval Service Reserve (NSR) is currently looking to recruit young Limerick men and women who are looking for a new challenge.
A part-time career in the Defence Forces is on offer, which can also be combined with third-level studies or a regular job.
The Limerick Unit has recently been involved in flood relief efforts in Limerick and Clare, particularly in the Clonlara area.
Over 2350 Defence Forces personnel have deployed nationwide in aid to civil authority tasks in response to recent storms. Personnel from Sarsfield Barracks first deployed on December 5 last at the request of local authorities to help the people of Limerick and Clare.
Speaking to the Limerick Post, Sub Lieutenant James Scanlon of the Limerick Unit NSR said: “We have had a Limerick Unit of the Naval Reserve since the second World War. The government has increased the size of the Naval Reserve in the recent White Paper on Defence and we are now recruiting 25 people.”
Applicants will be put through their paces with a rigorous recruitment progress, including a medical, fitness test, Garda security clearance and an interview. You must be at least 18 years old and under 35 years of age. For more information and to apply go to: http://www.military.ie/en/careers/current-competitions/