Young JR signs up

James Ronnie Hoyle
James Ronnie Hoyle

A YOUNG Bridlington man has followed on in his father footsteps after joining the army.

While James Hoyle’s dad Mark served in the Army Air Corps for 23 years, he has joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as an aircraft technician.

James, known to most as JR, 22, started his 14 week basic training in November last year at the Army Training Regiment in Bassingbourn, after finishing a three and half year bricklayer apprenticeship in Bridlington.

Former Headlands student James, who lives with mum Kaz and dad Mark in Bridlington, passed out of basic training on March 16, and has now been posted to the School of Electronic and Aeronautical Engineering, in Arborfield, near Reading.

He will start a 12 week foundation course and then move onto a 56 week trade course.