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The Best In West Wales
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An award-winning group of 14 Army Preparation students completed their 22 week pre-selection course at Pembrokeshire College recently.
During their time at the College, this elite group of students won several awards at a coveted national championship held at Brooklands College in Surrey; they also successfully climbed Snowdon and have generously worked with several local charities and schools.
Major John MBE, presented the awards at the ceremony and remarked on how the College is the “best in West Wales,” when it comes to the training and the professionalism of it’s students. Sergeant Richards from the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Regiment, also commented “I would be impressed to have any of these soldiers in my section and some might even out rank me!”
Army candidates are now fully prepared to enter the armed services through a rigorous selection process…
“The students have completed 22 weeks of arduous training and are fully prepared for their two days at the Army Selection Centres at either Pirbright or Lichfield. Fitness testing will encompass power bag lifting (15kg – 40 kg), jerry can carrying (up to 150 meters); 1.5 mile run and physical team tasks. The students will also deliver ice-breakers, where they will be expected to stand-up and talk about themselves and why they want to join the army, plus a topic on an inspirational character,” said course tutor Andy Desborough. “If that’s not enough the students are also tested on information retention on army related subject matter, a full interview and a full medical,” continued Andy.
Finally, College Principal Sharron Lusher commented, “The College is extremely proud of all your individual achievements on route to serving your country.
Best Female joint winners: Rhian Cressey and Lauren Hawkins
Best Male: Jordan Smith
Best Endeavour: John Cuffe
Best Overall: Calon Mathews
- John Cuffe: Passed selection – Royal Corps of Signals.
- Aaron Llewellyn: Waiting for selection for the Royal Tank Regiment
- Grant Clark: Passed selection – Royal Logistics Corps.
- Paul Thompson: Passed selection – Royal Logistics Corps
- Dean Rees: Waiting for selection for the Royal Welsh Regiment
- Billy Davies: Commenced basic training 02/07/2012 for the Royal Logistics Corps
- Rhianne Cressey: Completed a mock selection in June, will have real selection August
- Lauren Hawkins: Selection date 05/07/2012
- James Ager: Passed selection basic training October with Royal Army Medical Corps
- Jack Barrie: Awaiting selection for the Royal Welsh Regiment
- Gareth Thomas: Applied for the Construction course at College
- Jordan Smith: Awaiting selection for Royal Welsh Regiment
- Ryan Absalom: Awaiting selection for Royal Welsh Regiment
- Calon Matthews: Commences basic training for Welsh Guards 09/09/2012
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