A teenage soldier from South Yorkshire won a top prize at his graduation from the Army Foundation College.
Junior soldier Jack Fisher, aged 17, was named best int he Royal Army Medical Corps, at the prestigious military training establishment.
The former Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre pupil was presented with the Channing Day trophy as part of a passing out parade from the college in Harrogate.
More than 600 junior soldiers graduated from the college last week, going on to do their Phase 2 training.
Junior soldier Fisher said: “I’ve always wanted to be in the Army and I chose to join the Royal Army Medical Corps so I can save lives.”
More than 4,000 family members and friends watched the junior soldiers take part in the largest military graduation parade in the country.
Lieutenant General Thomas Beckett CBE, defence senior advisor Middle East, inspected the Junior Soldiers. He said: “There is no other Phase 1 training establishment in the NATO nations that invests so much time and money into the training of its young soldiers.”
The college opened in 1998 and provides training for 1344 soldiers destined for all the Army’s many career paths. The college runs two types of courses – a 20-week course and a longer 40-week course – with intakes in September and March.
Visit www.army.mod.uk/juniorsoldier for enrolment details.