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Soldier with a stammer: I was told ‘you may never be promoted’

A Regimental Sergeant Major who has a stammer says he was told “you may never be promoted” when he first joined the army.

Warrant Officer Jimmy Lang said he told a Sergeant from the King’s Own Borders that he wanted to join the forces at a careers office.

“He just looked at me and went ‘you may never be promoted, you may never get to become an instructor.’ I thought that was fair representation at the time,” said Lang.

“But I thought, if you think I can’t do that let me tell you something let me tell you what I can do. My ability shone through, my keenness to join shone through,” he added.

This clip is originally from 5 live Daily Thursday 30th July 2015.

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