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Wisbech teacher has swapped life in the barracks to life in a classroom

Remembrance Day was particularly significant for a Wisbech teacher Jon Siracusano, who served with the Royal Engineers and the Royal Army Physical Training Corps before he entered the teaching profession.

Mr Siracusano, who is assistant principal for behaviour, attendance, personal development and welfare at the Thomas Clarkson Academy, grew up in Wisbech and is a former pupil of the Queen's School and the College of West Anglia.

In 2001, Mr Siracusano enlisted into the Corps of Royal Engineers at Peterborough Army Careers Information Office. He completed phase one basic training at the Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn, passing out as Best Recruit, and phase two training at 3 Royal School Military Engineering, Gibraltar Barracks. On completion of his training he joined 39 Engineer Regiment at Waterbeach Barracks.

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