Norwich infantryman wins awards at recruit passing-out

A young infantryman from Norwich has won two army awards after finishing his recruit training.

A young infantryman from Norwich has won two army awards after finishing his recruit training.

Private Scott George, 22, from Cringleford, was named Best Recruit and Best at Physical Training in the Combat Infantryman's Course in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

His platoon commander, Captain Nick Barron, said Private George had excelled throughout the course, adding: 'He is mentally and physically robust, quick to learn and is an excellent all-round soldier.'

Private George, a former Costessey High School pupil, will pass out at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick today..


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He said: 'The course at Catterick is tough at times. You sometimes think about quitting, but the pain doesn't last for ever and your mates get you through it. The corporals are hard, but they know what they are doing and they train you to the right standard, so I am looking forward to a gleaming career after training.'

He will complete driver training before joining the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment in Bulford.

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