RAF reservist teaches at College of West Anglia in military dress for ‘uniform to work’ day

CONSTRUCTION tutor Alan Horton took his students by surprise when he arrived for class wearing military dress instead of his normal overalls.

As well as teaching at the College of West Anglia’s Isle Campus, Wisbech, the lecturer is also a volunteer serviceman.

Mr Horton, 48, of Terrington St Clement, is a warrant officer attached to the RAF Regiment’s 2620 Squadron at RAF Marham.

Reservists and volunteers in the Armed Forces were encouraged to wear their uniforms to their civilian jobs as a part of Uniform To Work Day, organised as part of the Armed Forces Day – celebrated today.

Mr Horton said many of the students were interested in his volunteer career which saw him serve with the Territorial Army for 11 years before switching to the RAF Regiment. He served in the Gulf in 2003.

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