Pte Gianluca Guglielmucci, 23, from Paget, said: “I’m feeling pretty good – I’ve had a couple of days’ rest to catch up, though.”
He added: “It’s been a good experience and I’m looking forward to going back next week.”
The accounting and finance graduate of the University of Kent in the UK said: “The hardest part for me was dealing with all the different personalities. But we all managed to make it through as a team.”
Pte Guglielmucci added that he was keen to progress through the ranks and undergo officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the UK.
He said: “I’m thinking about the officer route – that’s definitely one of my goals. I’ve also got an interest in seeing what the Coast Guard is like.”
RBR Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ben Beasley said he was pleased by the quality and quantity of candidates for the first of two Recruit Camps this year.
He added: “The numbers are looking decent, but it’s been a hard-fought battle and required a lot of resources – but we are headed in the right direction.
“People come in with some ideas about the training and once they’ve started, they appreciate the journey they’ve begun.”
He added: “It’s a journey of growth in their personal development, but they also bring their own qualities to the unit as a whole and that helps to build confidence.”
Col Beasley said: “Young people bring a different way of thinking and new ideas on how we can deliver our services on island and regionally.”
Top Feature Photo: Soldiering on: Privates Naphtali Smith and Donavon Burgess on exercise as part of their Recruit Camp training