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Injured marines in river challenge

July 12, 2011

A group of 10 Royal Marines from Somerset are trying to row the length of the River Thames between Wiltshire and London in five days.

The men from 40 Commando are all fighting injuries or illnesses, some of which were sustained in Afghanistan.

The marines started their adventure on Sunday morning. Photo: via BBC Online

The group set off from Lechlade on Sunday morning and hope to complete the 150-mile (240km) journey

by Thursday.

Cpl Mike Ball said the team had two reasons for putting themselves through the challenge.

To read the rest of this story on the BBC Online website, click HERE, or on the image.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2011 19:40

    Good luck lads you can do it, Were all proud of you adopt a squaddie member…

  2. Priscilla Dicketts permalink
    July 12, 2011 20:31

    Looks like 5 men in a boat , not three!!! Oh well, all the best.

  3. Barry Sheridan permalink
    July 13, 2011 19:57

    Good luck guys. Doing something positive to overcome adversity is admirable.

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