FIVE Scarborough teenagers will soon be getting used to army life after signing up for Queen and Country.
Connor Galloway, Samuel Bergan, Elliot Foster and Oliver Langley - all aged 16 - will begin Infantry training at the Army Foundation College in the new year after swearing their Oaths of Allegiance.
The quartet will continue their education, studying vocational qualifications, while increasing their military knowledge and improving their fitness levels.
They will also learn essential soldiering skills, including how to survive in hostile environments, using weapons in the battlefield and fieldcraft and camouflage techniques.
However, George Pindar Community Sports College pupil Matthew Abraham is set for an even tougher new year.
The 18-year-old has joined the Parachute Regiment as an Infantryman and is set to embark on a 28 week Combat Infantryman’s Course at Catterick.
He will then go on to complete some of the toughest military training carried out anywhere in the world including a series of pre-parachute tests consisting of a 20 mile march carrying a 35lb rucksack and a rifle.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to starting my training in the New Year.
“I enjoy most sports, so I’m particularly looking forward to the adventurous training expeditions that we’ll be encouraged to go on during our spare time.
“I’ve been working really hard to keep my fitness up, to ensure I do the best that I can. To earn the right to wear the Parachute Wings and wear the maroon beret would be a dream come true for me.”
Sgt Steve Ross, Army Recruiter at the Scarborough Army Careers Office, added: “The training will be demanding as it’s designed to ensure that recruits achieve their true potential.
“However, I have every confidence that all five young lads will rise to the challenge.”