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Wounded soldiers begin Atlantic rowing challenge

A group of British servicemen, two of whom lost limbs in Afghanistan, have set off on a rowing race across the Atlantic to raise money for charity.

The four-man Row2Recovery team of Lance Corporal Cayle Royce, Corporal Scott Blaney, Captain James Kayll and Captain Mark Jenkins are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise money for Help for Heroes.

The challenge will see the team rowing around the clock and it is expected to take at least 40 days.

BBC Newsnight's Zoe Conway tells their story.

  • 05 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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