Fearless four take on commando challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:30 05 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:13 10 June 2010

A fearless former Royal Marine foursome dusted down their fatigues to reprise the Lympstone Commando Challenge in aid of the Help for Heroes charity. A fab four of Exmouth and Taunton Royal Marine Association members took a tiring trip down memory lane by

A fearless former Royal Marine foursome dusted down their fatigues to reprise the Lympstone Commando Challenge in aid of the Help for Heroes charity.A fab four of Exmouth and Taunton Royal Marine Association members took a tiring trip down memory lane by taking on the Woodbury Common run through marshland and water tunnel.With a combined age of 190, the group rolled back the years while raising more than £1,500 for servicemen and women injured in Afghanistan.Team member Martin Dougan, 46, who tackled the course in the week before he was set to emigrate to Tasmania, first took on the challenge as a raw recruit in 1981.He said: "It was one of those ideas you have chatting over a beer, and this was the last date we could do it. With the help of the physical training team at the camp and Help for Heroes we thought we could raise some money."Also taking part were Exmouth RMA branch members BJ Farrimond, 45, and Jim Harnick, 46, plus Taunton veteran Pete Erskine, 52.

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