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Officer cadet graduates from Sandhurst

Posted onPosted on 13th Apr

A Kirkby man has graduated from the world-renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Officer cadet Benjamin Martin (left) took part in a pass off parade in front of the Chief of the General Staff, Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, family and friends.

The 27-year-old completed a full 44 weeks of intensive military and academic training, combined with adventurous training and sporting challenges.

The officer cadet’s new responsibilities include leading a platoon of 30 soldiers; managing their skills, workloads and welfare; and potential deployment on peacekeeping missions or delivering humanitarian aid within months of graduating.

Officer cadet Martin, said: “Being part of an elite group of people who have graduated as British Army Officers from Sandhurst makes me extremely proud.

“It’s one of the biggest challenges I have ever undertaken, but also one of the most rewarding.

“I cannot wait to be putting the leadership skills I’ve learned at Sandhurst to good use as part of my new regiment.

“I would recommend an officer career to anyone looking for an exciting job away from the mundane nine to five.”

The British Army is recruiting. For more information call into an Army Careers Centre or visit www.army.mod.uk/belong

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