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Local soldiers fall in for Olympic duties

Private (Pte) Paul Goulden, 26, from Doncaster and reservist with 150 Transport Regiment the Royal Logistic Corp on duty at the Olympic Park in Stratford during the London 2012 Olympics.

Soldiers from Army reserves help to secure the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Olympics

Private (Pte) Paul Goulden, 26, from Doncaster and reservist with 150 Transport Regiment the Royal Logistic Corp on duty at the Olympic Park in Stratford during the London 2012 Olympics. Soldiers from Army reserves help to secure the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Olympics

ARMY reservists from Doncaster have been playing a key role in protecting the Olympic Games.

Privates Paul Goulden and Dale Evans, of 150 Yorkshire Transport Regiment Royal Logistic Corps Volunteers, from Scarbrough Barracks, are part of the security team at the Olympic Park.

Pte Goulden, aged 26, said: “The Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime event. I volunteered to see what all the hype was about and I haven’t been disappointed.

“The fans have made it for me.

“We’ve had a lot of banter with people, while remaining professional and getting them through security as quickly as possible.”

The father-of-one works in customer service for energy company E.on and has been in the TA for four years.

The former pupil at Thorne Grammar School has also watched women’s hockey.

Pte Evans, 23, a former regular soldier who works as a driver’s mate, joined the TA when he left the Army a year ago. The former Adwick School pupil said: “I volunteered for the Olympics as soon as possible, to be able to play my part in such an important event. It’s been a really good experience and the public feel reassured by having us here.”

 

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