Soldiers walk source to sea

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Territorial Army soldiers from across the region have taken part in a ‘Source to Sea’ walk for charity, finishing at Tynemouth.

Regiment 72 (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers), took on the challenge in support of ABF The Soldiers Charity.

The walk last week started from the source of the river Tyne at Deadwater near Kielder Water, and ended 80 miles later at the North Sea in Tynemouth.

During the journey, the regiment also conducted a ‘Row the River’ exercise challenge in direct support of the walk, which gave members of the public the chance to have a go on a rowing machine, so the regiment could also row the length of the Tyne.

Commanding officer of the regiment, Leiutenant Colonel Dave Garner , said: “ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the army and the work it does for serving soldiers, veterans and families is absolutely critical to the underlying morale of the army.

“We recognise how important it is for us to support our charity.

“ In undertaking this challenge, not only are we doing that, but we are also showing the local community how important both the training of our soldiers, and looking after them is to us as an organisation.”

Visit www.soldierscharity.org for more information about the charity.