A team from the British Army have set a new world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean whilst raising vital funds for the Royal British Legion.
Made up of members of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, Force Atlantic 21 completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 40 Days, 23 hours and 57 minutes, setting a new record for a mixed team of four.
Force Atlantic were led by Captain Scott Pollock, whose family we have supported.
"Reflecting on our whole journey from Anna’s injury, the RBL were really vital without us realising that at the time," says Scott
"They helped Anna to excel in her rehabilitation and now be in a position where she’s working again.
"The charity has supported us so much, so it’s all about saying thank you and helping the RBL to support another family like ours."
“It’s life-saving,” adds Anna.
“There was a point where I thought I didn’t have a life to live anymore, and that my life would be consumed with pain.
“But now it’s not, and a massive part of that is down to the RBL and how they supported us.”
More people have been to space than rowed across an ocean.Captain Scott Pollock
Force Atlantic 2021
Scott was joined on the team by fellow members of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps - WO1 Victoria Blackburn, Sgt Laura Barrigan and Staff Sgt Phillip Welch.
Speaking before their departure, Scott said:
“All four of us are just looking forward to getting to the start line, getting on the boat and just beginning this journey.”