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    Junior PARA Takes Top Slot

    Junior PARA Takes Top Slot

    A young soldier has brought pride to his home town as he was named the best young soldier at his passing out ceremony. Riley Hill, who studied at Victoria Academy in Barrow received the award for Best Junior Soldier as he passed out of the prestigious Army Foundation College in Harrogate. Now the 17-year-old Barrovian has successfully passed out of the college, Hill has his sights set on one of the most highly respected regiments in the army. He said: “I feel really pleased and proud to have won a prize and feel the leadership and initiative training has been one of the best bits of my time at the college. “Now it is time for a bit of holiday before moving on to the next stage of my training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick as I want to join the Parachute Regiment. “Graduating from AFC Harrogate in front of my friends and family is something that I am very proud of doing. They are all really proud and happy for me. “As a junior soldier you learn core life skills such as leadership, teamwork and determination. “I have made loads of friends and met new people, and I have become much more confident in my own ability. … Read more