In June 2018, a team of 8, which include 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. Upon setting off from the very Northern reaches of Norway, the team will embark on a 2000 mile journey South using bikes and sea kayaks, pausing at key sites pertinent to WWII , and our heritage as
Tim, 27 grew up on the Isle of Wight and now lives in London. Shortly after graduating from the University of Exeter, he joined the Royal Marines as Commissioned Officer. Having spent most of time before the Marines sailing on the Solent or English East Coast, as well as a strong family history in the sport, being on the water comes as second nature to him. Whilst sea kayaking in the Northern Norwegian fjords is wildy different to racing dinghies around Cowes, the team have plenty of
Culminating in Rjukan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside, Norway 75 revisits various commando raids that took place in, or before, 1943. Missions conducted up to this point in both Norway and France, and under the auspices of Combined Operations, represented the concept of a ‘defiant Britain’, facing the German Army across the English Channel and North Sea. Not only were they an emblem of defiance, they had wide ranging impact
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