KELLY, WE SALUTE YOU
KELLY HOLMES has been upgraded to Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment.
She began her career in the army as an HGV driver and became a PE instructor before leaving to pursue athletics full-time.
“As an international athlete, it was my military career that saw me through the ups and the downs and made me push to be the best I can be and never give up on my dreams,” said Holmes, who won Olympic 800m and 1500m titles in Athens in 2004.
Dame Kelly Holmes: says her military background helped her become a better athlete