PEOPLE interested in joining the army were given a taste of life as a soldier.

Sir John Moore Barracks at Littleton near Winchester held an event on Saturday for people in the process of joining the Army Reserve Forces or contemplating it.

The 50 participants were put through their paces with obstacle courses, target practice tasks and demonstrations with machine guns and smoke grenades at the Exercise Roebuck Insight event.

Another event for 18 to 42-year-olds interested in becoming a reservist will be held on September 20.

For more information or to book a place call the 266 Port Squadron in Southampton on 07702 551105 or the 103 Battalion REME on 01293 586407.