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.
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)