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Junior soldiers make their own bit of history
3:51pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
MORE than 200 young soldiers proudly marched in front of their relatives and friends as they made a little piece of military history today, February 28.
They were the first to graduate from the new short course at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.
The 16 and 17-year-olds joined the college at Uniacke Barracks on Penny Pot Lane last September.
The college now admits students for a series of shorter courses as well as the junior soldiers undertaking the 42-week course beginning in September.
The new course delivers basic training to the junior soldiers before they leave to follow their longer and more specialist technical training.
The teenagers spend two terms at the college - which trains over 1,500 soldiers a year for the Army’s different career pathways.