On Friday, 21 October 2016, Junior Soldiers munched their way through around 1,180 curries for charity.
Regimental Catering Warrant Officer (RCWO) WO2 Shane Smith has been posted at the barracks for the last 19 months.
Warrant Officer Smith said:
We serve-up 4,500 meals each and every day at the college.
The soldiers have 3,000 calories a day, with a supplement of 300 more.
The junior soldiers are each given 20-minutes to eat their lunch, marching to the canteen and sitting on the same tables each time.
Jim Duffy from the Army Charity said:
There is a long history of spices in the army as soldiers would often use them to make their basic rations more interesting.
This is the first time we have run the the Big Curry at the Harrogate Army College and there will be around 1,500 curries consumed, that’s amongst junior soldiers, officers and staff.
But we aim to encourage the Junior Soldiers to be involved with the ABF as it is their charity.
Junior Ranks Dining Facility (JRDF) Head Chef – Paul Machin said:
Around 50 kilos of meat have gone into each of the main chicken, lamb and beef dishes.
All the curries were prepared yesterday and this morning we started again straight after breakfast service with the final preparations.
My favourite is the chicken korma as I only like mild curry!