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Over 1,800 for army cadetship

MORE than 1,800 people have applied for the Defence Force?s latest recruitment drive - but only one in every 43 applicants will get a place.

A total of 1,826 people had applied for this year?s annual Cadetship Competition, with salaries starting at ?16,599.

Candidates could apply for any of four different positions advertised by the Defence Forces.

A breakdown shows the army was the most popular option with 997 applications received for the 20 places available.