4 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps Football Team Profiles
This weekend sees Oxford United take on Coventry City for Military Day, with a host of different activities around the ground before kick off
We are showcasing some of the people who will be around the ground on Saturday and asked 4 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps what they would like to tell people. They chose to do so in the form of the traditional programme 'pen pics'...
Jez Jeremiah - Warrant Officer Class 2
Position: Retired Goalkeeper now Manager of 4 Regiment RLC
Team you support: Arsenal and Oxford United (Obviously)
Job: Assistant Regimental Careers and Management Officer
Joined the Army: 05/03/94
Reason for Joining the Army: Watched too much “Soldier, Soldier” and thought I’d give it a bash, the rest is history.
Best part of the Army so far: All of it, yes there are bad times but these are much outweighed by the good times, I have been lucky to see a lot of the World through Operations and Football tours, but unfortunately all good things come to an end and I am due to leave the job I love in 15 months’ time.
Benjamin Branton - Lance Corporal
Position: Right Midfield
Team you support: Liverpool
Job: Logistic Supply Specialist
Joined the Army: 01/11/10
Reason for Joining the Army: I wanted the opportunity to travel around the World.
Best part of the Army so far: I was very proud to receive an Operation medal in front of my family after an arduous tour. I have also completed 10 months in the Falkland Islands working in distribution warehouse and I was successful to promote from that tour too.
Danny Morgan - Lance Corporal
Position: Right Back
Team you support: Grimsby Town
Joined the Army: 21/01/13
Reason for Joining the Army: I felt that the Army could provide me better Career opportunities.
Best part of the Army so far: I have been fortunate to visit Nepal on an expedition where I went 3 weeks trekking, I have also been lucky enough to deploy on Exercise to Canada, Latvia and Lithuania.
Brad Trowbridge - Lance Corporal
Position: Centre Back
Team you support: Man United
Joined the Army: 14/11/11
Reason for Joining the Army: I joined the Army for the opportunity to travel the World.
Best part of the Army so far: I have been fortunate to go to Cyprus, Holland and Germany on a few football tours and I have also deployed to Poland and Canada where I completed some Alpine mountaineering, climbing 3 different mountains in 7 days.
Tony Routledge - Private
Position: Left Back
Team you support: Newcastle United
Joined the Army: 23/07/12
Reason for Joining the Army: I have family members who have served in the Army and wanted to follow in their footsteps.
Best part of the Army so far: I have been lucky to deploy to Canada on Exercise where I managed to get away and do some Adventure Training like Skiing and parachuting. I also love the fact that I get to play football during work time and represent the Regiment.
Benjamin Jukic - Private
Team you support: Middlesbrough
Joined the Army: First time 03/08/09 until 11/12/14 and re-joined 11/07/16
Reason for Joining the Army: Enhance my Career and Sporting Opportunities; I left for a short period before re-joining as I couldn’t settle as a civilian as I missed the close knit family attitude of the Army and opportunities it gives you.
Best part of the Army so far: I was immensely proud to receive an Operation medal in front of my close friends and family. I have been fortunate to deploy to Jordon on a couple of occasions for training, I have also been skiing in Germany.
The team will be part of the Military Day this Saturday, so be sure to keep an eye out and feel free to have a chat with them about life in the armed forces.
Tickets are available for the game from www.oufctickets.co.uk and 01865 337533