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Military chefs from Merville barracks have been giving back to their community in Colchester.Chefs from 16 Air Assault Brigade are...

Military chefs from Merville barracks have been giving back to their community in Colchester.

Chefs from 16 Air Assault Brigade are volunteering in a local homeless shelter.

Corporal Sam Coote, 24, from Colchester, was one of those who have helped out at the centre.
 

He said: “I look forward to coming down when it’s my turn. It’s an easy way to use our skills as chefs to give something back to the community."

Warrant Officer Class 1 Jim Tallon, who is in charge of catering for 16 Air Assault Brigade, organises the volunteer chefs.

He said: “This is a win-win for everyone involved. Our chefs are developing their professional skills, both cooking and kitchen management, and their wider leadership and teamwork through working in a different environment with different people."