Royal Marines

Commando and veteran to take on unique kayaking challenge for charity

A Royal Marine commando, accompanied by his ex-RAF friend, is attempting to raise money for the charity through a unique set of kayak challenges. 

The duo are set to push themselves through three separate events, their Ocean Wave Challenge will first see them this weekend paddle around the Isle of Wight – about 80 Nautical miles.

At the end of August, the pair will then travel 44 nautical miles across the Irish Sea before concluding their kayak adventures with an 80 nautical mile paddle along the Dorset coast from Poole to Lympstone in Devon, where Royal Marines are trained. 

Royal Marine Captain Chris Abrams, alongside his kayaking partner Jamile Siddiqui, hopes to raise £10,000 via their JustGiving page for the Royal Marines Charity as part of the Commando 80 challenge.

The Commando 80 challenge is a fundraising initiative being held through 2022 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Royal Marines taking on the commando role during the Second World War in 1942.

During their challenges, they will be totally self-sufficient and will beach camp at the end of each day.