Regular reader Irritating Bloke (don't ask) has emailed to highlight a story in this week's Thanet Times. As if to prove that not everyone is a lily-livered, out-of-work celebrity here on the Ile de Thanet, Ramsgate's very own Sergeant Richy Richardson (I definitely approve of the name!) of the Army Physical Training Corps has just trained the top two winning teams at the Sandhurst Cup, an international military competition held at Westpoint Virginia involving 35 nations.
Sgt Richardson's day job consists of putting trainee officers through their paces at Sandhurst military college. 'The transfer to APTC is more difficult than SAS selection so the boy done well!' writes IB. And the fact that the aforementioned IB used to train him at Dumpton Gym as a teenager might also explain why he's grown up with such, er, grit and determination!
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