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CommunityJames Hipkiss

In December two military amputees and two able bodied soldiers will row 3,000nm from La Gomera to Antigua taking part in the biennial Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

In May 2012 LCpl Cayle Royce lost both of his legs after treading on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. He was in a coma for 48 days, hospital for 10 weeks, both lungs collapsed, suffered multiple amputations to the fingers off his left hand, had complicated neck trauma and severe scaring to his face. In May 2007 Cpl Scott Blaney lost his right leg in Afghanistan following an explosion in which colleagues of his were also killed. He suffered serious damage to his right arm but has since swum the channel and completed marathons. These two inspirational soldiers will be joined by Captain Mark Jenkins an Army Physiotherapist and skippered by Captain James Kayll who rowed the Indian Ocean in 2011.

The crew will be raising awareness for injured servicemen and their families and raising funds for Help for Heroes.

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