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Posted at 12:04 pm on 16th April, 2019

Wellacre's Wall of Fame: Jordan Sharples

Former student Jordan Sharples has contacted Wellacre to share his success in the Army.

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As a soldier in the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistics Regiment, Jordan’s seniors discovered his musical talents and put him forward for a place at Army School of Bagpipe Music and Drumming in Edinburgh in September 2018. He made history by becoming the first ever UKTAP soldier of his regiment to attend the course.

Following a six-month course, Jordan has celebrated a pass and was awarded the ‘Best Piper Award.’  He will return in the summer to complete the advanced course.

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Jordan joined the Army straight from school in 2017 and completed his first phase in Harrogate, which included six months of basic soldier training.

Phase two of trade training saw Jordan achieve his car and truck licenses as well as learning the trade of a Petroleum Operator.

Jordan was most recently posted to the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistics Regiment unit in Aldershot before his career took a musical turn!

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Teaching Assistant, Ms Haymes, said:

“We are really proud to hear about Jordan’s achievements in the Army. He was always really determined in school to overcome any challenges and to follow his career dream - he didn’t  let anything stop him! I’ll always remember Jordan playing ‘The Last Post’ in our Remembrance assemblies as he played the bugle for the local Scout band.”

Jordan’s Commander wrote:

“He went on to achieve the Top Student of the course showing his relentless effort and dedication and passed off on 13th March 2019. He will now be part of the the Regimental Pipes and Drum team.”