A CHILDHOOD ambition to join the army has finally come true for a 28-year-old who turned his life around.
After falling in with the wrong crowd as a teenager, Anthony Wright wasn’t able to join the Army.
But 10 years later he has finally managed to fulfil his dream.
Anthony, of Queen’s Park, Wrexham, said: “My uncle and great grandfather were in the Army and I wanted to follow in their footsteps, but I ended up going down the wrong path and got into a bit of trouble, so when I went to join the Army, I couldn’t get in and I was really disappointed.”
However, at the age of 28, he tried again and was successful, and is due to start his training later this month, after which he will join the Queen’s Dragoon Guards.
He said: “When I first found out that I wasn’t able to join I thought that was it, my chance was gone, but thank goodness I could do it again.
“I thought I might be too old but it wasn’t a problem at all.
“It was about time I changed my life around.”
Recruiting officer Major Nigel Hill said: “It’s a common misconception that you are too old to join the Army when you are in your late twenties, but that isn’t the case. You can join the Army until the age of 32 and 11 months.”
If you are interested in a career in the Army contact the Armed Forces careers office in Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, on 01978 263635, or visit www.armyjobs.mod.uk.