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Ten Paras Finish Strenuous 500 Mile Tab

Exercise Enduring Heritage has now been completed...see how they got on below

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After a gruelling five weeks Ten Paras have completed their Tab to raise money for Support Our Paras. 

The soldiers from C Company, Third Battalion really had their work cut out, they covered up to 30miles a day while carrying 35lb rucksacks full of their kit, all to raise money for the charity that supports serving and veteran paratroopers. 

 

Along the way spirits were kept high with jokes and singing, but there were moments that reminded them all why they were commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 

Their route saw them paying their respects to the most famous battles from the D-Day landings in Normandy. 

 

The tab saw them pass through Nijmegen Bridge, Germany, Bastogne, the Ardennes, Normandy and they finished at Merville Battery on the 18th July. 

Throughout their journey they were supported in person from DJ and ex-PARA, Danny Rampling, and MMA fighter Kerry Hughes.

As well as people joining them for the challenge they received numerous donations for their cause and raised £12,684, including seven year old Jacob donating £10 of his pocket money, so the team made him a thank you video...

And here's the emotional moment they finished the 500 mile Tab at Pegasus Bridge...