ARMY recruit Joe Fishburn has won a top award after finishing his training - having been voted the best recruit by his course-mates.
Private Fishburn, from Chancet Wood, has successfully completed the Combat Infantryman’s Course at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
The 24-year-old is now going on a driver training course before joining the First Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, based in Germany.
Former Meadowhead School pupil Joe’s platoon commander, Captain Matt Thorogood, said: “Pte Fishburn has been awarded the Soldiers’ Soldier prize which goes to the recruit whose peers think is the best in the platoon, so it is a highly valued award.”
Joe, who said he joined up after wanting a change of career having worked as a chef for five years, is receiving his award at his passing-out parade tomorrow. He said he ‘really enjoyed’ the course.