Rushden teenager receives best junior soldier award

Junior Sergeant Charles Whitehouse
Junior Sergeant Charles Whitehouse

Charles Whitehouse, 17, from Rushden, was awarded the Neville Memorial Trophy for the Best Junior Soldier from the Royal Armoured Corps when he graduated from the Army Foundation College.

Charles, a former Rushden Community College pupil, said: “My mum and dad were really happy and proud that I had won this prize.

“The best bit of the year has been the soldiering at the battle camp in Barrybudden.”