From Kirkbymoorside to Kabul for signaller Ryan Kent

11:37am Wednesday 6th March 2013

A FORMER Ryedale School student is helping the Afghan National Security Forces to bring security and stability to the streets of Kabul.

Signaller Ryan Kent, 20, from Kirkbymoorside, joined the army at 16 and trained as an electrician but is now working out of his trade, guarding the camps and routes around Kabul on foot and vehicle patrols.

He said: “It’s a great job, very different than being an electrician. You get to interact with the locals and see a bit of Kabul which is very different to Helmand province in the south.”

Ryan is operating in a team or ‘multiple’ working out of the new Foxhound vehicles which have just arrived in Afghanistan.

He said: “The new Foxhounds are by far the best out of all vehicles I’ve been in. They are really adaptable and you can use them in any terrain. It’s great to rock around in them.”

This is his first operational tour and returns home in May.


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