Soldier tells students at former school of his time in Armed Forces

A soldier from Northampton spoke to students at his former school about Remembrance Sunday earlier today.

Private Jack Halsey, of the Royal Logistic Corps, visited the Malcolm Arnold Academy in Trinity Avenue, to talk to pupils about his time in the army so far.

The 21-year-old, who left the school around five years ago, has spent the past two years training for a tour of Afghanistan, which he will embark on in March 2013.

He said: “I wanted to talk to pupils about Remembrance Day and what it means and also give them a bit of education about the army.

“It’s always important to acknowledge Remembrance Sunday as the military have shaped the country itself.”

The soldier, who studied sport before joining the army, will deal with the army’s accounts in Afghanistan.