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Guy Billingham

OP FRANKTON Virtual Challenge 2019

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This isn’t a challenge for the faint-hearted! [b]OP FRANKTON[/b] was a daring commando raid on ships in the **** German-occupied French port of Bordeaux in southwest France during the Second World War. The raid was carried out by a small unit of Royal Marines known as the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment. [/p][p]The Commandos covered an incredible distance of [b]176 miles over 11 days[/b]; 76 miles in two-man Kayaks and 100 miles on foot whilst escaping. Only two teams made it to the objective and only Major Hasler and Marine Spark returned from the mission. [/p][p]To Honour this, Virtual Military Challenges has created a virtual OP FRANKTON Challenge to raise funds for the Royal Marines Charity and the Special Boat Service Charity.[/p][p]Completing the distance is not the objective, taking part, pushing yourself and raising funds is. We have set a suggested donation of £20 per team.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Taking part is simple;[/p][p]The challenge starts on the [b]7th December 2019[/b] and finishes on the [b]18th December 2019[/b].[/p][p]The challenge has two phases:[/p][p][b]Phase One[/b] – Insertion. 7th Dec – 11th Dec.[/p][p]- In pairs row as much of your targeted distance as you can within the time frame.[/p][p][b]Phase Two[/b] – Extraction. 12th Dec – 18th Dec.[/p][p]- In pairs run as much of your targeted distance as you can within the time frame. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Full details can be found at www.virtualmilitarychallenges/co/uk [/p]

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Dec 16, 2019

Grahame Booker

It has been interesting seeing you 2 guys throw yourselves headlong into this challenge. Top job Royals, a mince pie 🥧 and pussers rum await you on completion. 🥃


Dec 11, 2019


Dec 6, 2019

Paul Rowden

Great cause and challenge!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 6, 2019

Ray Lowrie

No partner to team up with so will be attempting it solo, not sure it’s possible but will be great attempting it 💪🤨💪 good luck to all those giving it a go, I’ll post my results daily so you can mock me accordingly


Dec 5, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 5, 2019

Simon P

Great Cause, great challenge

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Dec 1, 2019

Helen B

Looking forward to the challenge and helping raise much needed funds. Good luck to all who enter.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid