Advice is given out to service personnel
More than 500 servicemen and women facing redundancy in sweeping cuts attended a recruitment fair.
The fair, held in the garrison town of Tidworth, Wiltshire, was organised by Gemini Forces, a former military recruitment agency in St Nicholas Circle, Leicester.
The event followed a Government announcement that about 920 soldiers and 930 RAF personnel are to be made redundant in the first wave of sweeping cuts to the UK's military.
The firm also runs the non-profit British Forces Resettlement Service, which hosted the event.
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More than 80 exhibitors including hotel chains, supermarkets, private security companies and franchise operators took part in the fair.
Advice was also available on resettlement issues including training, welfare and education.
Gemini Forces director Harry Dean said: "It was an excellent fair with lots of positive feedback.
"The majority came from within a 150-mile radius and were predominantly Army or ex-Army personnel."
The organisation has now held four similar recruitment fairs and has a fifth planned in Catterick, North Yorkshire in March.
Ex-chief petty officer Bob Beaton, 53, who served 22 years in the Fleet Air Arm, said: "Events like the one in Tidworth give you hope."
All the information from the recruitment fair is available at: