Cranbrook's Scott is town's Pride of Devon for 2018

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:59 29 June 2018

Pride of Devon recipient Scotty Lawson, who lives in Cranbrook.

Pride of Devon recipient Scotty Lawson, who lives in Cranbrook.

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A Cranbrook man has been announced as a Pride of Devon 2018 winner after helping mould military students of the future.

Scott Lawson, of Barn Orchard, scooped the award in the military contribution category of the awards.

The 31-year-old, who lives in Cranbrook with his fiancée Sadie, said: “I am really pleased to have won.

“The transition out of the military was a very difficult one.

“However, working in education is extremely rewarding and it is fantastic to be recognised for the hard work I do.”

Scott is head of Bicton College’s military and emergency service department and also acts as Scout leader for the Exeter District at Cranbrook.

A former marine of 12 years, Scott’s military career was cut short after he was involved in the blast of an improvised explosive device – causing major damage to his hearing.

However, Scott has since reinvented himself by pursuing his new career at Bicton.

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