Mercedes and TA Event
Tue, 29 March 2011
Tameside College were host to 20 Royal Engineers from the Territorial Army. During the day they demonstrated their engineering, team work and construction skills by building the Bailey bridge. There was also a wide range of military trucks on display including a battlefield ambulance, a Foden recovery vehicle, a 105 mm field gun and a command centre.
In the Courtyard Theatre there were a range of small arms weapons (under close supervision from the army), field kit, rations, and a demonstration of land mine types.
The event was also an opportunity for HGV drivers, friends, family, ex students and local businesses to gain knowledge of the Driver CPC offer available from the college. There was a range of Mercedes vehicles on site including the Atego 18 tonne wagon and drawbar, and mobile classroom. The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Jean Brazil was also in the driving seat when she climbed into the cab of the Mercedes 44 tonne Actros Unit and Trailer.
Driver Training Manager, Brian Saxon, commented “it was a fantastic day and the Driver Training team, would like to thank everyone that helped to make the Driver Training/TA open day a very successful event. We hope to make it an annual event and even bigger and better”.