Larkhill soldiers taking on challenge inspired by NHS staff

Larkhill soldiers taking on challenge inspired by NHS staff

Published by Jack Deery at 8:15am 20th May 2020.

2 minute read

Members of the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery will march four miles with a heavy backpack on every hour for the next seven days.

On average NHS staff walk just under 4 miles every shift as they try to provide around the clock care during the coronavirus pandemic, and it inspired the team of soldiers to do their own challenge. 

So from 10am today (Wednesday 20th May) until 10am next Wednesday (27th) the Regiment, based in Larkhill, will do what's known as a TAB for 24 hours a day

A 'Tactical Advance to Battle' is a forced march, between a walk and a run, while carrying a heavy backpack and is an essential skill for soldiers. 

Every hour one or more members will TAB four miles, with many doing multiple shifts over the next week, with the aim of hitting over 1000 miles

They are also hoping to raise £2,000, which will be split between two charities - the Stars Appeal and their own regimental charity, First Trust

Over half of their target has already been raised on their Just Giving page, which you can donate to here - www.justgiving.com

You can also follow their progress on the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Facebook page

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