Ryan, 18, to carry Olympic torch

Former Axe Valley Community College student ‘over the moon’

An 18-year-old from Wilmington, near Honiton, has been chosen to carry the Olympic torch.

Ryan Braunton-Turner, a former Axe Valley Community College student, learned his nomination had been successful this morning.

The torch is being carried across the country in the run-up to this summer’s games.

His mum, Helen, said: “He’s over the moon.


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“It rounds off his career as an Army Cadet.”

Ryan is a former Mayor’s Cadet in Honiton and plays an active role in the community.

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As well as enjoying a long association with Army Cadets, Ryan was a Scout and has even assisted at carnival and other fund-raising events.

He works at the Flamingo Pool in Axminster and was nominated to carry the torch by his mum and Julie Layzell, of Axe Valley Community College.

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