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Posted on Thursday 4th February

A new world record has been set by four military amputee veterans as they have become the the first all-amputee group to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

After a brutal 3,000 miles, which began in La Gomera in the Canary Islands in December 20, 2015, the Row2Recovery team arrived in Antigua's British Harbour today (Feb 4, 2016) at around 1600hrs GMT.

Light Dragoon Lance Corporal Cayle Royce, led former RAF Flight Sergeant Parachute Jump Instructor Nigel Rogoff, former Irish Guardsman Paddy Gallagher and serving Royal Marine Colour Sergeant Lee Spencer, across the Atlantic to raise money and awareness for injured service personnel. According to row2recovery.com, the team have raised £26, 445.36 so far.

The money raised will be equally divided between different charities: Blesma, Endeavour Fund, Help for Heroes and Row2Recovery, which is their own inland adaptive programme.

Skipper Cayle Royce told ITV News that they were “hugely proud” of their achievements. They hope that this will inspire and motivate others to take on “adventures and endeavours of their own.”

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