British soldiers serving in Afghanistan have seen in the New Year by undertaking marathons at their bases to raise money for charity.
Soldiers having finished the New Year's Day marathon at Camp Bastion on New Year's Day 2012. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012
The Camp Bastion half-marathon was undertaken on New Year’s Day by more than 800 personnel from all over the world to raise cash for the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association (BLESMA).
Troops from various UK regiments in 20th Armoured Brigade took part including those from the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG), also known as â€˜The Welsh Cavalry’.
The QDG soldiers running included Lance Corporal James Sudlow, LCpl Symons and LCpl Mosley, who are all part of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF), which take to the ground in armoured vehicles to gather intelligence and strike at insurgents.
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