Brave soldier is proud of brother

PUBLISHED: 12:57 04 January 2007 | UPDATED: 14:57 12 May 2010

Private Jeffrey Beharry at the Army Training Regiment’s passing out parade at Bassingbourn Barracks

Private Jeffrey Beharry at the Army Training Regiment's passing out parade at Bassingbourn Barracks

THE brother of brave soldier Johnson Beharry took another step in his Army career. Private Jeffrey Beharry, 23, was one of 144 young soldiers who completed Phase One training at the Army Training Regiment at Bassingbourn Barracks. Lance Cpl Beharry was aw

THE brother of brave soldier Johnson Beharry took another step in his Army career.

Private Jeffrey Beharry, 23, was one of 144 young soldiers who completed Phase One training at the Army Training Regiment at Bassingbourn Barracks.

Lance Cpl Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross for two separate acts of outstanding gallantry while based in Al Amarah in Iraq in 2004.

He was unable to attend the passing out parade because of being on duty in Grenada.

But he said he was "proud" of his brother passing out. "I would have very much liked to have been there."

Jeffrey, however, had an aunt and five cousins watching the parade.

He said: "I'm proud to have passed out from the course. I feel happy with successfully finishing Phase One training."

"The toughest part was understanding the English accents," said Jeffrey, who was born and brought up in the Caribbean.

"And this is my first experience of a British winter so I've never been this cold before," he added.

The parade's inspecting officer, Brigadier Bill Moore, late of the Royal Artillery, told the parade that they had made "really significant achievments" during the first part of their Army careers.

Private Beharry will now move on to the Defence College of Logistics where he will train to become a driver in the Royal Logistic Corps.

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