A SENIOR soldier from Bicester has received a new appointment from the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC).

Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Kevin Bennett was one of five RLC Senior Soldiers to have been granted the position of Conductor.

The position gives those appointed seniority within the Army and in their trade profession.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, who is the RLC Deputy Colonel in Chief, presented the 39-year-old with his parchment at the ceremony held at the RLC Headquarters and Central Officers Mess in Deepcut last week.

He said: “I never really aspired when I first joined the Army, it was more about could I do the job as well or better than the individuals in the rank above me. If the answer was yes, then I knew I was ready to progress. Reaching Conductor is beyond anything I ever expected.”

WO1 (Conductor) Bennett is a Senior Systems Analysis within the RLC and is currently based with 15 Signal Regiment in Arncott, Bicester and joined the Army in 1998 following in his father's footsteps.

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Since joining the Army WO1 (Conductor) Bennett has deployed on operations to Bosnia, Northern Ireland, in the UK Fire Strikes, Iraq and Afghanistan.