New recruits sign up to Army at Aintree Barracks
TWENTY-EIGHT new recruits pledged their allegiance to the Army at a Liverpool barracks.
The group of males and females from across Merseyside, the biggest intake for the centre in four years, took the oath of attestation at the Aintree Barracks on Long Lane.
Among them were identical twins Jason and Ryan Cohen, 17, from New Brighton, who signed up together and will both go to the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.
The Aintree centre signed up a total of 30 recruits, including two in the Isle Of Man.
They took their oath at a special ceremony at the barracks on Thursday.
Sgt Andy Kirk said: “It’s the biggest number we’ve had for at least four and a half years.
“Twenty of the group are going to Harrogate, three to the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, four are going to Pirbright and three are going to train in Winchester.”