Army recruits sign on
FOUR new recruits from North Devon and one from Cornwall have taken their oaths of allegiance to join the Army. The ceremony, also known as attestations, took place in front of proud families at the Barnstaple Army Careers Office and involved swearing all
FOUR new recruits from North Devon and one from Cornwall have taken their oaths of allegiance to join the Army.
The ceremony, also known as attestations, took place in front of proud families at the Barnstaple Army Careers Office and involved swearing allegiance to the Queen.
Staff Sgt Andy McCarthy said: "This is a proud day for these new recruits, their families and friends as they embark on their new careers.
"I'm delighted to be welcoming them to the Army where they will learn valuable new skills, enjoy a structured career, make life-long friends and have numerous opportunities to play sport and travel. They will make an important contribution to the Army and serve their country with pride."
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Those taking their attestations this week were:
n Kyle Holgate, 16, from Barnstaple, who attended Park School and has joined the Parachute Regiment as an Infantry soldier;
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n Christopher Brown, 16, from Bideford, who went to Bideford College and has joined The Rifles as an Infantry soldier;
n Liam Butt, 16, from Barnstaple. He attended the Park School and has joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a vehicle mechanic;
n Daniel Clements, 16, from Barnstaple. He also went to Park School and has joined the Royal Artillery (Logistics); and
n Timothy Larkin, also 16, from Bude.
They will go on to do their Phase 1 Basic Training before joining their regiments.
The Army offers a wide range of skills, from learning to drive and group management techniques through to NVQs and Modern Apprenticeship qualifications for a variety of jobs.
Careers cover a wide range of professions and skills from chefs to vets, from dentists to police officers, musicians to postal workers, drivers to accountants, linguists to chaplains.
Young people who want more information on the range of 140 jobs the modern British Army has to offer can visit their local Army Careers Office. For general inquiries, call 0845 7300 111 or log on to www.armyjobs.mod.uk
The Army will hold a Junior Entry Day for pupils, students and their parents to meet soldiers and learn about possible careers in the Army. The event will take place at the TA Centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple on Saturday October 24 between 9am to 3.30pm.