HMS Sultan sailors complete charity challenge

Event organiser, Leading Physical Trainer Peter Ozzy Oswald puts in one of the 1,274 lengths of the astro turf required to complete the distance to Twickeham Picture: LA (Phot) Dave Jenkins
Event organiser, Leading Physical Trainer Peter Ozzy Oswald puts in one of the 1,274 lengths of the astro turf required to complete the distance to Twickeham Picture: LA (Phot) Dave Jenkins
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SAILORS completed a charity challenge ahead of the Army and Royal Navy rugby match at Twickenham today.

Personnel at HMS Sultan pushed a 35kg Prowler sled 72 miles - the equivalent distance between the Gosport base and Twickenham.

The three-day event raised money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Leading Physical Trainer Peter Oswald said: ‘Throughout each day we had people taking part in the activity and it’s really brought us all together.

‘The RNRMC have done a lot to improve the standards of our sporting facilities and it was a nice way to say thanks.’

The rugby union clash between the armed forces is an annual event.