Soldiers name Daniel top recruit

Private Daniel Emmett
Private Daniel Emmett

A PRIVATE from Todmorden has won a top army award after finishing his recruit training.

Private Daniel Emmett, 18, has successfully completed the Combat Infantryman’s Course at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, North Yorkshire, where he won the Soldiers’ Soldier prize.

Private Emmett joined the army straight from Todmorden High School. He said: “Joining the army was something I had always wanted to do from an early age.”

He hopes to join his new unit, the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s).