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LIVE BLOG: Norway 75

18/07/2018

A Historic Journey to Raise Awareness for Good Mental Health

Follow our live blog of the Norway 75 team updates! In June 2018, a team of 8, which includes serving and former Royal Marines, will traverse the length of Norway by sea and land, retelling heroic stories of WWII combined Commando raids in unique and captivating ways, and commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the infamous Telemark raids. As they embark on this historical journey throughout Norway, the team will be raising funds and awareness for The Royal Marines Charity.

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LIVE BLOG:

Wednesday 18th July


Tuesday 17th July


Monday 16th July


Sunday 15th July


Saturday 14th July


Friday 13th July


 

Thursday 12th June 2018

The team have once again been hosted with such openness and generosity. This time by former Royal Marine, Nigel Willoughby (Retd Maj) and his wife Mette.


 

Wednesday 11th June

The team have now completed their final paddle!

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Tuesday 10 July 2018

Some stunning views for the Norway 75 team today as they cycle along the Atlantic Ocean Road.


Monday 09 July 2018


Sunday 08 July


Saturday 07 July 2018


Friday 06 July 2018

This week the team retraced the insertion route that the team from No.2 Commando/SOE took in 1942 in order to destroy the Glømfjord Power Plant.


Thursday 05 July 2018

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Tuesday 04 July 2018


Monday 02 July 2018

Today the team paddled into Bjærangsfjord as they retraced the insertion route of the 1942 Commando raid, Operation Musketoon.


Sunday 01 July 2018

The Norway 75 team have experienced some truly incredible scenery. Here's some stunning footage of the Lofoten Islands.


Friday 29th June 2018


Thursday 28th June

 


Wednesday 27th June

85kph wind and solid rain has forced the team off the bikes today.


 

Monday 25th June 2018

It may be another scorcher here in the UK, but the Norway 75 team are facing gale force headwinds, pouring rain and sub-zero temperatures.

Long days on the bike, but morale is high.


 

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Over the last 5 days, we have immersed ourselves in the epic 1943 escape and evasion of Norwegian Commando, Jan Balsruud.


 

Friday 22nd June

200KM on the bikes today for the team!


 

Thursday 21st June 2018

The teams 3-day paddle commemorating the escape of Norwegian Commando, Jan Balsruud, has come to an end

Wednesday 20th June 2018

75 team member, Dave, getting prepped ahead of jumping in the boat for today’s paddle


 

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Lucy has found the new team mascot! Vernon the vole!


 

Tuesday 18th June 2018

Tomorrow morning the team are back in the kayaks.

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Monday 17th June 2018


 

Saturday 16th June 2018

Over the last 36 hours, the team have brought to life the finer details of the 1943 Operation Source.


 

Friday 15th June


 

Thursday 14th June

 C/Sgt joined the Norway 75 team today. After being medically discharged from the Royal Marines in 2016 due to significant physical injury, The Royal Marines Charity has supported, and continues to support, his aspiration to become a professional sea kayak guide.


 

Wednesday 13th June

Some stunning drone footage from Northern Norway - One day to go until they kayaks come out for the first paddle


 

Tuesday 12th June

The last few days of cycling across Finnmark have been all about staying warm for the team.


 

Monday 11th June 

After 18 months of planning, Norway 75 is officially underway!


Sunday 11th June 2018

Mid-June inside the Arctic circle providing some colder temperatures for the team


Friday 8th June 2018

Listen to Norway 75 team leader Tim on BFBS earlier today with Rachel Cochrane


 

The Norway 75 team have received support from across the world, including from England and Tottenham Star Dele.

 


Thursday 7th June 

Road conditions around the teams start point in Northern Norway! Be sure to listen to BFBS tomorrow to hear an interview at 10:30 with the team!


Wednesday 06 June 2018

Inside Land Rover Discovery number 2 - aka Gunnerside! 


Tuesday 5th June 2018 

They're off! 2,291 miles to get to the start line!

T-1 before they set off

Launch Video