Duke flies in

THE Duke of York flew into Crow Country last week to inspect the next generation of soldiers. Prince Andrew took the salute at a passing out parade held at Bassingbourn barracks last Friday. Over 100 soldiers marched past the prince to celebrate the compl

THE Duke of York flew into Crow Country last week to inspect the next generation of soldiers.

Prince Andrew took the salute at a passing out parade held at Bassingbourn barracks last Friday.

Over 100 soldiers marched past the prince to celebrate the completion of their phase one basic training.

A spokesman for the barracks explained: "The course combines vocational education and military training.

"Following the pass off parade the soldiers will enjoy some well-deserved leave before moving onto their phase two training," he said.

Medals were also presented to outstanding soldiers, with awards being given out for best recruit and best endeavour.