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Commandos complete epic Royal Marines charity challenge

Six Royal Marines Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone have raised £10,000 for Children in Need by completing the tests required to don the coveted green beret in 24 hours.

Typically five days are set aside for aspiring commandos to pass the gruelling challenge. But in true Royal Marines fashion, the instructors took on the challenge 'to prove it could be done'.

It began with the Tarzan assault course at the Commando Training Centre, then they had to complete the gruelling Royal Marines endurance course, a slog of more than 11 miles (18km) from Lympstone, across Woodbury Common, and back to camp, finishing in the dark.

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