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Party for TA troops.

TERRITORIAL Army soldiers in and around the Tees Valley are being urged to apply for tickets for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

The party, on July 10, will celebrate 100 years of the Territorial Army and is a chance for recruits to thank their employers for supporting them during mobilisation or training by taking them along.

Since 2003, over 12,000 reservists have been mobilised for full time service in Iraq or Afghanistan, with many taking time off from their civilian jobs.

The organisation SaBRE (Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers) has 1,000 tickets for the party and is urging Territorial Army members to apply for up to four tickets by describing how their employer has supported them. The deadline is March 25.

Successful applicants will receive one ticket for themselves, one for their employer and two for partners or close family members aged over 18.

SaBRE director Tim Corry said: "A crucial factor in the TA's success over the last 100 years has been the support, encouragement and understanding of many of the UK's employers.

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for reservists to thank their employers for their support with a very special day out."

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 18, 2008
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