Paul (Boris) Alden served from 1976 - 1999
The Webmaster Paul Barry Alden aka "Boris"
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Boris was born on 2nd October 1959 in Vauxhall, Lambeth, London. After living in several places around the south of England Boris eventually ended up in Newbury in 1975, going to Park House School for Boys. While at school Boris joined the Army Cadet Force in Newbury and was a cadet in The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment. At school Boris took his exams and gained the Form 5A prize for coming top in his year. However, at this stage Boris had already made his mind up to join the Army. He walked through the gates of Sir John Moore Barracks Shornecliffe on 26 July 1976 at the age of 17.
After training for one year with eleven other Duke of Edinburgh's only one passed out, Boris. He joined the First Battalion on the 11th September 1977 at the age of 17 years and 11 months. At this stage in his life Boris did not drink. In 1978 the Battalion moved to Osnabruck, Germany and in 1979 Boris attended his NCO's Cadre which he passed and was then promoted. As a very young 19 year old Lance Corporal he found himself Brick Commander in Londonderry. In 1980 Boris was busted to Private and did not get his rank back until 1983 when he joined Recce Platoon. Shortly after being promoted again Boris attended Junior Brecon and was promoted to Full Corporal in 1985 and went to Shornecliffe, where he had trained to instruct, in 1986. After two years teaching Boris flew to join the Battalion in Hong Kong. Shortly after joining the Battalion he was promoted to Acting Sergeant. Unfortunately after a few months Boris was busted and was not promoted to Acting Sergeant again until 1991. Boris got Substantive Sergeant in April 1992 and remained a Sergeant until he left the Army on 1st October 1999.
Boris' career now involves computers rather than guns. He started work at an Internet Center in London as an Enterprise Operations Analyst in April 2000.