Cousins join Army.
Paul Peacock and Michael Paolozzi, both from North Shields, signed up to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division.
The regiment was formed on April 23, 1968, as part of the reforms of the army that saw the creation of the first 'large infantry regiments', by the amalgamation of the as infantrymen.
Paul, 23, and Michael, 17, will start their training at the Infantry Training Centre The Infantry Training Centre (ITC) is a unit of the British Army administered by HQ School of Infantry responsible for both basic and advanced training of soldiers joining the infantry. The ITC has three main locations. (ITC ITC (Brit) n abbr (= Independent Television Commission) → Fernseh-Aufsichtsgremium
ITC n abbr (BRIT) (= Independent Television Commission) → ) Catterick at the end of April. They will learn the basic skills including weapon handling and field survival.
Both will be able to gain qualifications during their careers such as the driving licences required for them to operate some military vehicles.
Paul said: "It's been an ambition of mine for as long as I can remember to join the Army and to be finally realising it is really exciting, especially as I'll share the experience with my cousin, Michael.''