In August 2019, two Officers from 2 PARA completed an endurance triathlon over three days to raise money for Support Our Paras. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pegasuscrossing
Jamie and Matt, both Captains, wanted to recognise the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy landings and raise money for their regimental charity in doing so.
The event involved:
- 21-mile relay swim across the English Channel.
- 150-mile bike from Calais to Bruneval (the scene of the first airborne raid).
- 50-mile TAB from Bruneval to Pegasus Bridge (the first objective to be seized on D-Day in 1944).
The event was quite a challenge but they both reached the finish line in true PARA fashion, raising a great amount for the charity in the process. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pegasuscrossing