ARMY Reserve artillery gunners left their civilian jobs behind to take on a fictional air threat from an enemy force.
The gunners from 295 Battery Royal Artillery, which is based in Hilsea, spent the weekend training on Salisbury Plain.
They used their ground-based air defence missile systems to protect troops from the simulated threat as part of the training.
Sergeant Lloyd Gillingham, from Waterlooville, said: ‘When I left the army after 22 years I missed the life so I joined the Army Reserve’s new battery at Portsmouth.
‘I find it rewarding. I have a full-time civilian job but at the weekend I train with the reserves. The balance is right.’