March teenager follows in family’s proud military tradition
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MARCH teenager Jordan Thatcher is following in her family’s footsteps by signing up for an Army career.
The former College of West Anglia student, 18, is training to become a combat medic in the British Army.
She has been inspired by her father, who was in the Parachute Regiment, and uncle, who is a staff sergeant in the Royal Signals.
In October 2010 she sat the Army Barb test (a psychometric test) and passed. Jordan was advised the best route for her would be a post in the signals in transport and communications.
Jordan, who is about to head to Germany for further training, returned to the college to share some of her experiences with students.
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She said: “Being at college and going through the Army application process has really developed me as a person.
“The physical training sessions we have at college has made me so much fitter and mentally stronger.
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“It has helped me achieve fitness targets that I thought I could never reach. I have become more confident and have been able to coach my own PT sessions as well as setting up circuit training which I could never have done before.
“Being an Army applicant and a full time student also made it more comfortable to be a team leader and a team player, and has taught me skills which I could use in the military.
“I couldn’t thank my tutors, Army Careers Office and Peterborough enough.”