Published: 00:00, 18 July 2014 |
Updated: 10:49, 21 July 2014
Six superhuman Royal Marine Commandos taking part in an extraordinary challenge to celebrate the 350th birthday of the force, will run into Deal this afternoon (Monday.)
At 3.30pm, as part of the RM350 1664 challenge, they will march along The Strand in Walmer, escorted by other runners from the Royal Marines Band Service and led by the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth into Deal Castle in Marine Road.
In February, they skied for 1664km across Norway, then sailed in yachts for 1664km to Cadiz, Spain, whereupon they disembarked the yachts and hopped on bikes to cycle for 1664km through Spain and France until they reached the English Channel.
At this point the same six Commandos boarded kayaks and crossed the water in 64 hours, arriving in the UK on Saturday, March 22.
Since then they have been running approximately 20 miles a day and will continue to do so until Friday, July 25 when they reach 1664km in London.
The remarkable challenge is being undertaken in order to inform people of the three-and-a-half centuries of unbroken service in protecting and promoting the nation’s security, prosperity and reputation; both at home and overseas.
They are raising money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Major Richard Long said: “It should be a really good event. The six outstanding Royal Marines who have been travelling by ski, boat, bike, canoe and foot, since February, will be arriving at this famous former home of the Royal Marines and look forward to seeing the many people who come out to cheer them on.”
From academic achievements to engineering accolades and new facilities, Kent College offers students an outstanding school life.
Enter this month’s competition and you could win a luxurious return crossing!Sponsored editorial
There's no uniform or bells and students and staff are on first name terms. School life at Rochester Independent College is unique.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.