Benjamin joins up!

 Captain Bates with Benjamin Lee

Captain Bates with Benjamin Lee

Twenty six year old Benjamin Lee from Eastleigh has undergone a life changing experience, enlisting into the Army by swearing his Oath of Allegiance at a prestigious ceremony at the Army Careers Information Office in Southampton.

Benjamin participated in an entry Attestation Parade, a traditional ceremony in front of friends, family, and senior Army officials at the Armed Forces Careers Office in Portsmouth.

He will now embark on a lengthy training course, where he will go through military, leadership and vocational training, helping him to gain the soldiering skills he needs before moving to his selected regiment, the Royal Engineers.

Benjamin Lee, aged 26 from Eastleigh, said:

“Today’s ceremony is the first step to what I hope will be a rewarding and exciting career in the Army. Whilst I know it will be challenging, I’m really looking forward to beginning my training and to starting my career as part of the Royal Engineers.”

Captain Louise Bates, Area Recruiting Officer, said:

“It is an honour and a privilege to carry out the oath of allegiance ceremony for young men like Benjamin, ahead of them starting their Army training. It will no doubt be challenging but is also an extremely rewarding career to have chosen, with so many opportunities for travel, training, sport and promotion. I’m very proud to have witnessed Ben’s passion and determination. I wish him the very best of luck in his future career with the Army.”

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