LATEST army recruit David Bauer’s dream has been realised, as he prepares to embark on a career in the forces.
The 19-year-old, who is about to begin training as a trooper in the Household Cavalry, attended his Attestation Ceremony this week to officially mark the start of his army career.
The former Tudor Grange and Solihull Sixth Form College student will be following in his father’s footsteps.
“My father served in the French Army,” David said. “But I think this is something I have wanted to do from an early age. I have a very supportive family, my father always told me he would be proud of me whatever I chose to do.”
David, along with four other recruits from the West Midlands, swore an oath of allegiance to the Queen on Tuesday, as part of his official entry into the army.
“Everything ran smoothly and I remembered my lines,” David, who hails from Solihull, said. “I’m looking forward to getting started on my training. I have joined the Army for a career and I intend to hopefully move up the ranks and remain here for a long time.”
David will start his 12 week training course this month where he will learn how to ride horses and tanks.
The tough recruit is also confident he will be prepared for time he may spend in Afghanistan.
“It is something you have to consider but I am confident I will have the highest standard of training behind me to deal with the situation.”