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By Mark Ormrod MBE, REORG Trustee. Shaving off my hair and beard was phase one of my REORG fundraising drive, and I am very grateful to everyone that contributed. Phase two is not going to be quite so easy – I am going to do a 5K run. If you think 5,000 metres sounds easy, I will briefly explain what it is like when you are a triple amputee. When an able-bodied person walks, your toes, ankles, calf muscles, quads and glutes, all work in harmony to propel you down the street. Then if you start running, your whole upper...

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For a lot of people, tackling ocean waves in a small rowing boat for six weeks is the stuff of nightmares. For four Royal Marines – two serving, two Veterans – it was the chance to do what they do best: work as a team and get through it, no matter how tough the task may be. Two injured former Marines, Juniour Mcilhiney and Will Schweppe, joined serving Marines David Bruce and Samuel Edwards on a 3,000-mile unsupported row from Gran Canaria to Barbados. They escaped the UK before they the lockdown and arrived at the end of January after...

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By Mo Morris, Royal Marines Mental Health and Resilience Lead I remember when I stopped doing jiu-jitsu because I wanted to focus on playing rugby.  I wanted to start training again, but as the days ticked past I found myself making excuses as to why I could not do jiu-jitsu – I had a game coming up, or I was too busy.  When I look back at it, I did not want to feel embarrassed and be beaten by people when I thought  I was better than them.  It’s crazy really, considering I had been taught resilience and had a...

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