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Family And Friends Walk In Charity Tribute To Royal Marine

Fundraisers recreated a 30-mile Commando test in memory of Alex Tostevin.

Family and friends of a Royal Marines Commando have spent a weekend walking across Dartmoor as a special tribute to him.

Alex Tostevin died suddenly in March.

The fundraisers recreated a 30-mile Commando journey to raise money for military charities.

The real Royal Marines Commando test must be completed in under eight hours while carrying 21lbs (9.5kgs) of equipment and a rifle.

Alex Tostevin's sister, Shelly, found the experience a lot tougher than she expected.

"I knew 30 miles would be a long way but it was harder that I realised because the terrain was difficult."

Fundraisers on tribute walk for Royal Marine Alex Tostevin Royal Marine Commando Alex Tostevin died suddenly in March

Alex Tostevin was 28-years-old when he died.

Born in Guernsey, Alex was mentioned in dispatches for outstanding bravery after being shot in the head in Afghanistan.

The bullet travelled inside of his helmet.

The Royal Marine promptly returned fire - allowing two of his colleagues to return to safety.

School friend Ben Le Poidevin wanted to walk in Alex's footsteps as a tribute to his memory.

"It's a link to his career and where he started out"

The fundraisers were looking to raise £2,500 for the Royal Marines Charity and the SBS Association, and have received more than £7,000 in donations.

Family and friends on Alex Tostevin memorial walk