Lance Corporal Adele Gamblin of 4 Company 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, who is also a mum, has spoken about how working as part of a team at a mobile testing site made her feel she was playing her part during the coronavirus pandemic.
Adele was mobilised for three months and spent five weeks in May and early June safely collecting swabs from people at mobile sites in Boston, Skegness, Newark, Nottingham, Mansfield and Oakham before samples were sent for processing at the lab.
She moved out of her family home during the period and her mum moved in to care for her two sons Billy, 16, and Mitchell,10.
Adele, who joined the Army Reserves four years ago, said: “When you join up for something, you do it because you want to give something back. You want to help out and do your bit. I definitely feel like I’m playing my part. I thought: This is why I joined up. I wanted to do a job that serves a bigger picture.”