Caption competition: BT recruiting ex-squaddies

Summary:BT Openreach, the division of the telecoms company that builds and runs its nationwide network, has announced plans to recruit two hundred ex-armed forces personnel to help roll out fibre-based super-fast broadband.The ex-soldiers will begin their new careers this month, as part of Openreach's mobile engineering workforce.

BT Openreach, the division of the telecoms company that builds and runs its nationwide network, has announced plans to recruit two hundred ex-armed forces personnel to help roll out fibre-based super-fast broadband.

The ex-soldiers will begin their new careers this month, as part of Openreach's mobile engineering workforce. They will be participating in BT's drive to offer fibre to two-thirds of the country by 2015. It is not clear how many were laid off as part of the massive MoD cuts that are going through at the moment.

Ex-squaddies working for BT Openreach
Credit: BT

Here's a shot of some of the ex-squaddies going to work. Any ideas for captions? Prizes will be awarded in genuine kudos only. To start you off, here are a few suggestions from the ZDNet UK team:

"BT and the army take re-trenchment to new levels" (David) "Crack BT fibre squad seeks bigger van" (Charles) "Dig for victory!" (Tom) "Your outages will all be over by Christmas" (Rupert)

Your turn...

Topics: Telcos

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