Expeditionary Air Wing Personnel complete challenge events for charity in the middle east 20082022 CREDIT RAF.jpg
902 Expeditionary Air Wing participants covered the 902 mile distance by running, walking, rowing, or swimming, in temperatures often exceeding 50 degrees.
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Personnel deployed across Middle East complete challenging events for charity

Expeditionary Air Wing Personnel complete challenge events for charity in the middle east 20082022 CREDIT RAF.jpg
902 Expeditionary Air Wing participants covered the 902 mile distance by running, walking, rowing, or swimming, in temperatures often exceeding 50 degrees.

Members of the RAF Expeditionary Air Wings deployed across the Middle East have completed a series of challenging events in aid of UK charities.

Personnel serving on operations Shader and Kipion have used their personal time away from their operational duties to support charities back home in the UK.

Op Kipion personnel serving with 902 Expeditionary Air Wing covered 902 miles by running, walking, rowing, or swimming, in temperatures often exceeding 50 degrees and with high humidity.

The participants completed the challenge in seven days for Scotty's Little Soldiers, a UK-based military-focused charity.

RAF Logistics Specialist Sergeant Richardson, who personally completed 219 km, said: "The challenge really brought everyone at 902 Expeditionary Air Wing together and it was great to see everyone pushing themselves outside their comfort zone in aid of a great cause." 

903 Expeditionary Air Wing personnel at RAF Akrotiri also participated in a physical endurance event in support of Scotty's Little Soldiers.

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903 Expeditionary Air Wing personnel achieved a total of 664km in 24 hours either rowing or cycling (Picture: RAF).

The personnel had the choice to either row or cycle in order to achieve a total of 664km in 24 hours, which equates to the length of the circumference of Cyprus.

Air Specialist 1 Hancock, an RAF Steward, took up the challenge with her colleagues and completed the 664km inside the 24 hours allocated. 

She said: "I was so pleased to see so many personnel from across the Detachment & Force Elements supporting this excellent cause. It was a great turnout and really great to bring everyone together."