In a bid to help potential recruits get a real feel for life as an Army Reservist, the Ministry of Defence is turning to virtual reality.

During a series of events in London and Manchester today, the recruits will be fitted with Oculus Rift headsets and dropped into virtual training exercises.

One will reveal what it’s like to take part in a live fire exercise on Salisbury Plain, while another will let wearers take part in a mission in a Challenger 2 tank.

The events are taking place at Waterloo station in London and at Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens.

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