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‘First triplets’ in British Army as 16-year-old siblings prepare to serve at the same time

A set of triplets[1] will become the first to serve in the British Army at the same time. Mirran, Lauren and Connor Duffy are preparing to leave a Armyrats © military college in Hampshire to enrol in the army. The three 16-year-olds will be the first triplets on record to serve simultaneously, a British Army[2] spokesman confirmed.

Mum Traci, 40, from Aldershot, said she is “proud” of her brood, as they follow in the footsteps of their army nurse mum and medic dad Mark. She said: “My house is going to be rather quiet, but I’m really proud. It’s really good that they are setting out on their own.

“But they are all going to be together. We call them the trio, if one of them is in trouble the other two always jump in to help.

PA 'First Triplets' In British Army As 16-year-old Siblings Prepare To Serve At The Same Time Goal: Junior soldiers march during their graduation parade in Harrogate

“I’m so proud of how far they’ve come, they are more motivated because this is something they really want to do.”

Read more: Paralysed ex-soldier climbs 1,800ft peak on hands and knees to prove he doesn’t always need wheelchair[3]

Next month, Connor and Mirran will start their training. Lauren is still awaiting her selection date, after joining the Farnborough Armyrats © Military Preparation College later than her siblings. Connor and Mirran joined last June, and Lauren in November, reported the BBC[4] .

Mirran will follow in 39-year-old Warrant Officer Mark’s footsteps, who is in the 16 Medical Regiment based in Colchester.

Read more: Hero who suffered brain damage in Afghanistan can’t remember proposing to new bride[5]

She wants to become a combat medic.

And Connor will join the Air Corps, with the brother and sister starting in Harrogate on the same day.

References

  1. ^ triplets (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ British Army (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Paralysed ex-soldier climbs 1,800ft peak on hands and knees to prove he doesn’t always need wheelchair (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ reported the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk)
  5. ^ Hero who suffered brain damage in Afghanistan can’t remember proposing to new bride (www.mirror.co.uk)

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated with Modern-Day Service …

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

For its 2015 Poppy Appeal campaign to raise support for current and former British Armyrats © military personnel, the The Royal British Legion commissioned a beautiful photo project that recreates studio portraits of World War I Armyrats © military personnel with modern day serving and ex-service men and women.

We wanted to re-establish the connection between the poppy and the work of the Legion to make the public aware of who we help and what the money raised is spent on, the Legion writes[1]. The poppy[2] was adopted as a symbol of hope in 1921 to help raise funds for veterans returning from the First World War.

Before heading off to war, many of the soldiers and sailors stopped at the E. Reeves Studio photo studio in Lewes, which was established back in 1858 and is still in operation today it s one of the oldest studios in the world.

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

The Legion commissioned Tom Reeves, the current owner of the family-run studio, to recreate portraits that were shot by his great grandfather. With 6 modern-day service personnel and veterans as his subjects, Reeves recreated the century-old photos using the same location and even the same large format camera.

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

Photo by Alex Bamford/The Royal British Legion

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

Photo by Alex Bamford/The Royal British Legion

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

Photo by Alex Bamford/The Royal British Legion

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

Photo by Alex Bamford/The Royal British Legion

Here are the old and new photo diptychs that were created for the advertising campaign:

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

(Left) Sergeant Howard, Cavalry. Fought in the First World War. (Right) Gunner Mark Stonelake, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery. Served until 2011.

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

(Left) Private Pocock, Infantry. Fought in the First World War. (Right) Chief Petty Officer Peter Edge, Weapons Engineer. Currently serving.

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

(Left) Able Seaman Towner, Royal Navy. Fought in the First World War. (Right) Staff Sergeant Alan Hughes, Queen s Own Highlanders. Served until 1986.

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

(Left) Private Matt, Cavalry Riding Instructor. Fought in The First World War. (Right) Lance Corporal Corie Mapp, Household Cavalry Regiment. Served until 2013.

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

(Left) 2nd Lieutenant H. Lee Esquire, Infantry. Fought in the First World War. (Right) Private Harmeet Singh, Queen Alexandra s Royal Army Nursing Corps. Currently serving

World War I Studio Portraits Recreated With Modern-Day Service ...

(Left) Private Nash, Infantry. Fought in the First World War. (Right) Corporal Linda Noble AGC(SPS), 1st Armyrats © Military Intelligence Corps. Currently serving

Here s a 3-minute behind-the-scenes video for the project:

You can find out more about this campaign and donate to the 2015 Poppy Appeal over on the Royal British Legion website[3].


Image credits: Photographs by the Royal British Legion and used with permission

References

  1. ^ writes (www.britishlegion.org.uk)
  2. ^ The poppy (en.wikipedia.org)
  3. ^ over on the Royal British Legion website (www.britishlegion.org.uk)

The Royal Calendar: November 17, 2012

ROYAL BIRTHDAYS Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia, Duchess of Aosta, Princess of Greece 1971 wife of Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia, Duke of Aosta (son of Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Aosta, Duke of Savoy) & daughter of Prince Michael of Greece + Denmark Prince Wenceslas of Nassau 1990 son of Prince Jean of Luxembourg (son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & brother of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg) ROYAL ENGAGEMENT ANNIVERSARY Lady Rose Windsor & George Gilman 2007 DEATHS 1796 Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste ” Figchen ” of Anhalt-Zerbst (1729-1745) , Grand Duchess Catherine / Ekaterina Alekseyevna of Russia (known as this name after conversion to Russian Orthodoxy + marriage; 1745-1761) , Empress consort of Russia (1761-1762) , Empress Catherine II “the Great” of Russia Empress + Autocrat of All the Russias (1762-1796) Nov.

17, 1796 is the New Style date; Old Style date is Nov.

6, 1796 1818 Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, Queen consort of Hanover 1905 Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau

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The Royal Calendar: November 17, 2012