Two Rugby students embark on careers with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

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THE army has recruited two youngsters from Rugby.

Kennady Holme Chinal, of Ashlawn School, and Thomas Taylor, of Avon Valley School, will both be joining Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

They were among a group of 20 young men and women from across Warwickshire who pledged allegiance to Queen and country in front of the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Keiran Mulhall, last week.

The group will then begin their military career at the Army Foundation College this September. By attending the college, young people are able to gain training while earning a salary at the same time.

Major Bob Bath, Army Recruitment Officer for the region, comments: “The Army Foundation College provides a great opportunity for young people to train as soldiers, while also allowing them to gain further qualifications and continue with their education.

“In addition to gaining basic military training, they will also have the chance to further improve their numeracy and literary skills and earn an apprenticeship.

“I’m delighted that this group of local young people are taking this important first step towards a military career and I wish them all the best for the future.”

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