Rebecca Marshall, 28, who stars in Gary Barlow's hit 'Sing' for the Queen's jubilee is a serving Captain with the Adjutant's General Corps.
The former Durham University student teaches English to junior soldiers from overseas.
She has one of the main solo parts on the Diamond Jubilee song.
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