Hereford cadet graduates at Sandhurst

Ledbury Reporter: Alex Barrett Alex Barrett

A HEREFORD cadet has graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.

Alex Barrett joined more than 200 other cadets in in the Sovereign's Parade in front of the Queen's representative Field Marshal Lord Guthrie.

The 23-year-old, who will be joining the Royal Engineers, said: "To commission as an officer in the British Army makes me extremely proud.

"It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey,and one I would encourage others to consider.

“The training and support I have received has been excellent and I cannot wait to start putting it into practice with the Royal Engineers.

"I’m looking forward to the new opportunities open to me now that I am in the Army and the chance to make my contribution on both operations and humanitarian projects overseas.”

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11:36pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Mr.Herefordian says...

Well done Alex I hope you don't have to serve in Afghanistan as we have lost to many service personnel in that place that will probably return to Taliban rule after our troops come home. I see in the paper that the Taliban and the Afghan army are taking part in joint patrols. Cameron and before him Blair tell us how things have changed but next year we will know did the sacrifice of our service personnel change anything. In my opinion as an ex-service person I fear the worst having had many invasions over the years to their country none have achieved any success to the invader.
Well done Alex I hope you don't have to serve in Afghanistan as we have lost to many service personnel in that place that will probably return to Taliban rule after our troops come home. I see in the paper that the Taliban and the Afghan army are taking part in joint patrols. Cameron and before him Blair tell us how things have changed but next year we will know did the sacrifice of our service personnel change anything. In my opinion as an ex-service person I fear the worst having had many invasions over the years to their country none have achieved any success to the invader. Mr.Herefordian

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