Christopher Kirkness lost lost his elder brother David to an Afghan suicide bomber almost three years ago now. But that didn't stop Chris himself pursuing a career in the army.
And today he was among hundreds of new recruits passing out at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.
His proud mother Maggie was there to see him. Chris Kiddey reports.
Passing out parade in the mist for soldiers at Army Foundation College in Harrogate today. Amongst the squaddies is Chris Kirkness from Morley near Leeds.