Wembley teenager secures dream army job

16-year-old admits anxiety over signing-up for army career

A TEENAGER fulfilled his childhood dream of joining the army after swearing in at a prestigious ceremony last week.

Liam Burke, 16, of Cambridge Close, Wembley, swore his allegiance to Queen and country at the London Scottish Regiment Headquarters, in Horseferry Road, Westminster, on Friday, January 7.

Liam will now embark on a 42-week training course in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, where he will be taught military, leadership and vocational training.

He said: “I’m really excited about my forthcoming career in the Army – obviously I’m a little anxious but I wanted to do this since I was little, it’s my dream job”

Once he completes his training Liam will join the Prince of Wales Royal Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel Tim How, Commander Regional Recruitment for London, who swore Liam in, said: “I am very proud to see these young people take their Oaths of Allegiance. It marks the beginning of what I know will be an exciting and rewarding Army career for them. I sincerely wish them well in their chosen field and all their future endeavours.”