Teenager is top RAF recruit

PUBLISHED: 10:25 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 07:06 30 May 2010

George receives his trophy from Air Vice-Marshal Nick Kurth

George receives his trophy from Air Vice-Marshal Nick Kurth

A RECRUIT from Dunmow has become the best of the best after receiving a trophy on his RAF graduation day. George Haywood, aged 18, from The Causeway, graduated from The Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, after com

A RECRUIT from Dunmow has become the 'best of the best' after receiving a trophy on his RAF graduation day.

George Haywood, aged 18, from The Causeway, graduated from The Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, after completing nine weeks' basic training.

George, who won a trophy for being the best recruit on his flight, will now go to the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering at Cosford to train as an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic.

He said: "I really enjoyed all aspects of the training, especially the ground defence and physical training elements.

"I am thrilled to have received the award for displaying the greatest effort and determination on my Flight."

George attended Chelmsford College prior to joining the Royal Air Force and is now aiming to hit the heights in the forces, something his squadron leader, Nick Trown, says is well within his reach. "George has done well," he said.

"He has developed both as a person, and as an airman, during the recruit training course, and proven to be one of the best trainees this year. The RAF is continuing its search for new recruits and I urge anybody interested in working in the demanding and fast-moving RAF environment to visit their local Armed Forces Careers Office or see www.raf careers.com.

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