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Student celebrates after joining the Military Police

Published: August 1, 2017

Duchy College Stoke Climsland 16-18

A former Military Academy student is celebrating after completing her phase one training for the Military Police.

Beth Connolly, from St Austell, completed the Level 3 Military Academy course at Duchy Stoke Climsland in April, ahead of schedule, and has joined the Army as a Military Police Woman in the Royal Military Police (RMP).

Beth has now completed her Phase one Military Training at Army Training Regiment Pirbright. This is fourteen weeks of intense training that all soldiers undergo and includes fitness, first aid, fieldcraft, weapon handling, shooting, map reading, drill, teamwork and communication. These elements are the skills that all soldiers require before undergoing their specialist training.

The Royal Military Police is one of the hardest regiments to join, requiring a high level of academic ability and the highest score on the Army Recruit test.

Beth, a former Penrice School student, had to pass a series of tests to complete the training and was one of only eighteen females to pass out. 

“Without the course I do not think I would have been able to achieve what I have done,” Beth said.

“I cannot thank the lecturers at Duchy College enough. It is a great course and really prepared me for what to expect. It also developed my fitness which has helped me find training that little bit easier.”

Beth will now go on to phase two training which will train her in all the skills to become a Military Police Woman.

Lecturer for Military Academy at Duchy, Jon Stone, said it is always good “to see the success of the learners embarking on their career.”

“Beth has worked hard and has achieved her dream career. She has done extremely well.”



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