Meet two of Yorkshire’s newest reserves – and they’re twins!
When twins Ibrahim and Umar Choudhury moved to Sheffield to study last Autumn, one of the first things they did was join up as reserve infantry soldiers with 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.
They did their initial training during their first term at university and are now gearing up to complete their Combat Infantryman’s Course in August – when they will become fully qualified soldiers.
‘I enjoy every bit’
“It’s an interesting way of spending your spare time,” said Ibrahim, aged 19, who is studying business management at Hallam University.
“There’s nowhere else I know where you get to do the sort of things I do in the reserves and I enjoy every bit of it.
“I’m learning new skills all the time and get to meet people from all walks of life. It’s also a way of giving back. The Covid-testing done by our local reservists just shows the sort of contribution you can make as a reserve.”
Ibrahim, right, and his brother Umar – who is studying economics at Hallam – are both reserves with Burma Company, Manor Top, Sheffield, are pictured at a weekend training camp at Warcop, Cumbria.
Before joining 4 YORKS, the former Feltham Army Cadets from West London were reserves with F Company (Rifles) The London Regiment based at Hammersmith Army Reserve Centre.