Soldier Karl shows off snowboard skill

County soldier Karl Marriott has taken part in the Army Snowboarding Championships in the Austrian Alps.

The 21-year-old Guardsman, who is serving with the 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, said: "My unit and the Army support me with time off to participate and help with funds and we get support and coaching from the organisers when we are here, so we are well looked after.

"My aim now is to go further in the sport. I'd like to get into the Army team and after that, who knows?"

Guardsman Marriott, from Daventry, went to William Parker School and worked as a mechanic before joining the Army.