Bavarian ski adventure for Leeds military driver

Private Aiden Hackett pictured in Ruhpholding, Germany. Picture by Corporal Andy Reddy.

Private Aiden Hackett pictured in Ruhpholding, Germany. Picture by Corporal Andy Reddy.

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A Leeds soldier has taken to the slopes of the Bavarian Alps to race in the Royal Logistic Corps’ (RLC) skiing competition.

Private Aiden Hackett, from Methley, competed in the annual Exercise SKI RLC event in Ruhpholding, Germany, despite it only being his first time on Nordic skis.

Soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps competing at Exercise SKI RLC 15. Picture by Corporal Andy Reddy.

Soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps competing at Exercise SKI RLC 15. Picture by Corporal Andy Reddy.

The 20-year-old military driver, who is a former pupil of Royds School, was among more than 350 regular and reserve soldiers to compete at the three-week-long event.

He said: “The army gives me and other soldiers so many opportunities to train and push ourselves.

“Being able to come to the mountains and go Nordic skiing for work has been incredible.”