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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.
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.
After scares of our kayak guide not making it out, he has finally joined us and pictured here briefing the team ahead of the first kayak phase commemorating Operation Source, 1943 - the @royalnavy raid that saw mini submarines X3, X5 and X7 disable the Nazi battleship, Tirpitz. pic.twitter.com/UWfcNpxSiM— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 14, 2018
Some stunning drone footage from Northern Norway - One day to go until they kayaks come out for the first paddle
Using the #goprokarma to capture #drone footage of the team cycling through the snowy region of Finnmark in @Northern_Norway. One more day to go before we start thinking about getting the kayaks out for the first paddle. @landrover @LandRoverUKPR @landrover_uk @gopro @goprouk pic.twitter.com/ddRtKAtwN3— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 13, 2018
We are currently cycling and sea kayaking the length of Norway; retelling heroic stories of WW2 Commando raids and raising awareness for good mental health in the @RoyalMarines. Please RT and visit our justgiving https://t.co/svh1bPNumN to show your support! Thanks! @theRMcharity pic.twitter.com/b4VNGZCAlq— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 13, 2018
The last few days of cycling across Finnmark have been all about staying warm for the team.
The last few days of cycling across Finnmark has been about staying warm and receiving inspirational speeches from our resident bike guru, Rich! Check out @armadillomerino at https://t.co/NPUwCKHsrv for a 15% discount and 15% net of sale to @theRMcharity. Thanks for your support! pic.twitter.com/EFLB4HSkTI— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 12, 2018
After 18 months of planning, Norway 75 is officially underway!
Norway 75 is officially underway and what better way to start than with our good friends from @Forsvaret_no! Please visit https://t.co/6rUwgkdlDM to find out more about this endeavour and donate here https://t.co/svh1bPNumN to support good mental health in the @RoyalMarines. pic.twitter.com/rtnpCTNNSH— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 11, 2018
Mid-June inside the Arctic circle providing some colder temperatures for the team
We are rapidly getting into the #Nordic way of life thanks to @norlender knitwear! Collected from the #varangermuseum in #kirkenes, it was a perfect way to begin our historic journey by learning more about the importance of local iron ore for the Nazi war efforts, and where the #norwegian resistance were in operation. - A family owned business that dates back to 1927, Norlenderâs founder and his sons were part of the resistance movement in Norway during #WW2 - a highly risky, but heroic part to play. - #norway #knitwear #history #museum #utno #norway2day
Listen to Norway 75 team leader Tim on BFBS earlier today with Rachel Cochrane
Great to hear @norway_75 team leader Tim on @ForcesRadioBFBS earlier today with @RadioRachelC - as they prepare to embark on their epic Norweigan journey.— Royal Marines Family (@theRMcharity) June 8, 2018
Listen to part one here: https://t.co/9vAwM2RE2c
Here's the second part of the interview as they prepare for this historic journey. https://t.co/zsvmZ42Ttm— Royal Marines Family (@theRMcharity) June 8, 2018
The Norway 75 team have received support from across the world, including from England and Tottenham Star Dele.
Thanks @dele for your show of support to @thermcharity and our 2000 mile journey through #Norway - we start on Sunday in the rain and wind! Well done on the win last night and good luck in the @fifaworldcup! - @spursofficial @orshydration @royalmarines @england. - Justgiving: bit.ly/2ji4YZ9 - #WorldCup2018 #ThreeLions #delealli #england #football #tottenhamhotspur #tottenhamhotspur #goodluck
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!
Road conditions surrounding our start point in @Northern_Norway are a stark contrast to what we have been driving up in! Closing in on freezing and snow creeping down to 300m! Time to get the bike snow chains out and layer up in our @armadillomerino! âï¸ð¨ pic.twitter.com/ULZANnmXYk— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 7, 2018
Inside Land Rover Discovery number 2 - aka Gunnerside!
T-1 before we set off and today has seen us fill bags, boxes, vehicles and trailers with all the kit we need to make our way down the coast. Starting at 0400 tomorrow, we have a 4 day drive to our start point..if we did that same trip East, we would end up just shy of Kazakhstan! pic.twitter.com/y9kvFDi4FW— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) June 4, 2018
Re-launch of our new promo video! With just over 4 weeks to go, team preparations are in full swing! Please RT and show your support to @theRMcharity by visiting our justgiving page https://t.co/z8HAY3vIXu or text NORW75 to 70070 to donate Â£10. @RoyalMarines @RoyalNavy pic.twitter.com/Y7B6BOOg0b— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) May 4, 2018