Serving with distinction

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:21 26 October 2009

Gunner Aaron Munday

Gunner Aaron Munday

JUST five months after joining the Army, one teenage soldier has already gained distinction class. Hatfield gunner Aaron Munday of the Royal Artillery gained the status by winning the trophy for the best at physical training and by being promoted to junio

JUST five months after joining the Army, one teenage soldier has already gained distinction class.

Hatfield gunner Aaron Munday of the Royal Artillery gained the status by winning the trophy for the best at physical training and by being promoted to junior lance corporal in his training platoon.

The former Onslow St Audrey's School pupil is now based at the Army Training Regiment in Bassingbourn, where he has just completed his 20-week basic training course.

During that time, the 16-year-old was taught first aid, survival techniques, weapon handling and physical training for which he was awarded his distinction prize for his effort throughout the course.

Aaron said: "The training was hard work but it was definitely worth it in the end. I have made some really good friends for life."

He will continue his training at the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire in the summer, where he will receive specialist training in a wide range of gunnery skills.


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