Four teams are to embark on a challenge across the North African desert known as Mission Morocco. Equipped with a specially prepared and liveried Nissan Navara, each unit must survive a series of challenges that test their desert survival skills and ability to work as a team.
Each team will be led by a soldier injured while serving in Afghanistan as part of the Parachute Regiment. The challenging expedition will see them surviving the desert in North Africa together with Nissan, all in support of The Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust. This charity provides assistance to soldiers of the Parachute Regimet who were wounded in action, or the dependents of those killed in action in Afghanistan.
GForces is proud to support this incredible event and we wish the teams the best of luck in their challenge. It’s an amazing achievement to have already rasied £22,590 for The Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust, and we hope this figure continues to rise.
The trek begins on April 18th for 14 days, each team will be supplied with only basic facilities and must wild camp every night. The challenges they will face include:
- A cross-desert 4×4 navigation task
- A midnight desert walk to a safe house
- A dawn raid exercise led by members of the Parachute Regiment
- A ten-mile march to the end the trip, in the style of the iconic Parachute Regiment selection test
The four team leaders are:
Sgt Alan Jackson, 29: ”The last year has been tough and I have had to work hard to adapt to the limitations imposed upon me by my new injury. Mission Morocco will give me the chance to prove that my injuries are no barrier to me taking part in a challenging overseas expedition.”
Pte Pete Burns, 25: ”I have recently returned to work full time after being injured in Afghanistan last year. The rehabilitation process has been a real challenge, but I hope Mission Morocco will give me the opportunity to prove how far I have come and that my injuries will not prevent me from taking part in the challenges that we will face in Morocco.”
Pte Callum Urquhart, 20: ”After spending the last year recovering from my injuries, I am really looking forward to the challenges we will face in Morocco. The injuries that my colleagues and myself have will make the tests tough, but I’m confident that we can work together to overcome them.”
Pte Mark Vidler, 22: ”It is great that we are being given the opportunity to take part in a challenging expedition like this. Having to deal with my injury over the last year has been hard but will stand me in good stead for the challenges we will face in Morocco.”