Peter Hughes graduates from Duntroon
GRADUATING from Royal Military College Duntroon in Canberra may be prestigious but it is also damn hard work.
Former John Paul College student and Boambee local Peter Hughes spent 18 gruelling months earning his graduation, which he achieved with rank of Lieutenant at the end of last year.
During the training he and other aspiring young officers trained and trained, doing tests and obstacle courses, often sustaining physical injuries such as broken ribs, sprained limbs, dislocated knees and even snakebites.
The graduation ceremony, which saw the Governor General, Quentin Bryce, presenting all the graduates with their commissions, was a proud moment indeed.
Lieutenant Hughes is engaged to be married in April this year and following this milestone will continue his training to become a helicopter pilot.
He hopes to receive a posting in Darwin, Townsville or Sydney to further his flying career.