Ian goes from Whaley Cadets to Sandhurst

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A BUXWORTH man has recently completed his officer training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – after pursing a career which captured his interest when he was in the Whaley Bridge Army Cadets.

Iain Parsons, a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, passed out of Sandhurst last month, having completed the ten-week Professionally Qualified Officers course.

He will now spend the next four months at Keogh Barracks, Aldershot practising battlefield medicine before being deployed with a regiment.

Iain went to school at Buxworth and then Cheadle Hulme. After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, he joined the Army in 2005 and attended Warwick Medical School for four years.

He has spent the last two years, since qualifying as a doctor, working in hospitals in the Midlands.