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Soldiers & Students Row Around the Clock for Charity

Despite freezing temperatures in December, teams of soldiers and students rowed round the clock at Colchester’s Lion Walk Shopping Centre to raise money for local, military and student charities and build links between Colchester Garrison and University of Essex. The […]

Paras Outbox Marines for Charity

Paras were pitted against Commandos as the British Army’s airborne infantry and the Royal Navy’s soldiers at sea stepped into the boxing ring. The Parachute Regiment boxed The Royal Marines in a charity match in the City of London with […]

Airborne Soldiers March for Charity

A nine-strong team of sappers from 23 Engr Regt (Air Assault) from Woodbridge, shouldered 20kg rucksacks to march on treadmills outside Tesco Extra in Martlesham for 24 hours, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The endurance challenge, called Exercise […]

Toughest Footrace on Earth

  Navy Pilots James Birchall and André Milne have completed a spectacular charitable effort by competing in the gruelling Marathon Des Sables race across the Sahara Desert. Described as ‘the toughest foot-race on Earth,’ the two 37 year old Lt […]

Soldiers Stage their own Olympics

  Ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, more than 600 men and women from 16 Air Assault Brigade converged on Colchester Garrison’s athletic track to do battle in the full range of track and field sports. Both 7 Regt […]

RAO Represents UK at World Powerlifting Championships

An Army officer from Wattisham station has won a major Powerlifting title at the recent World Single Lift Championships held in Autun, France. Capt Neil Thomas MBE, the RAO of 3 Regt AAC, was part of the England Bench Press […]

Paras Punch Their Way to Lifting Army Boxing Title

  Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment have won the Army’s boxing title for the seventh time in ten years. Colchester-based 3 PARA lifted the belt in resounding fashion after beating 22 Engineer Regiment 8-1 in the final of […]

Soldiers’ Marathon Effort for Charity

  A team of airborne logistics specialists raised more than £7,500 for Help for Heroes by taking on the United States Marine Corps on their home turf. A team of 12 troops from Colchester-based 13 Air Assault Support Regiment The Royal […]

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