THE mile and a half run record holder for recruits from Scarborough Army Careers Office has passed his infantry training with flying colours.
Steven Norris, a 19-year-old who is originally from South Africa but moved to the area in 2006, trained at Catterick Garrison and is about to start his military career with the 3rd battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
His proud dad Ian, who served with the South African army, said Steven has received high praise from officers and had been selected to train as a physical training instructor once a place was available and his regular infantry career was underway.
He said: “I was in the military and he grew up in a military environment. He’s never wanted to do anything else his whole life.”
Ian said that Steven had found every aspect of the training interesting and added that he felt it was one of the toughest courses in the world. “I can only think of one that is tougher – special forces.”
Steven attended Filey School and is a member of Hunmanby Cricket Club. He passed out together with Sion Binks who attended Raincliffe school.