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.

You may also want to watch:

“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.

Most Read

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.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter