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British Army Defends Title In Holidays For Heroes

Charlie Gravett, Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club.

The British Army won again the Holidays for Hero’s relay race around Jersey. The charity swim raises money for Holidays for Heroes Jersey which provides holidays in Jersey for injured service personnel and their families.

In Jersey, seven teams of six swimmers competed around the 41-mile course,” describes Charlie Gravett of the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club.

Teams from the actual disabled servicemen and women, The Heroes; the British Army, the Royal Air Force, States of Jersey Airport fire Service, the Jersey Ladies, the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club and ‘Oscars Old and Bold, a team of retired RAF swimmers competed.

Now my feet have once more touched the deck and I’ve time to take breath, may I say a sincere ‘thank you’ to everyone for their magnificent response and assistance during the planning and execution of the ‘Holidays for Heroes Jersey’ relay.

To have seven teams complete the circumnavigation in one go is in itself remarkable, but to have such a close finish, with all teams touching the wall within 46 minutes was really exciting to witness. You swimmers were superb.”

1. The British Army Swimming Union 9 hours 20 minutes
2. The Royal Air Force 9 hours 21 minutes
3. Oscars Old and Bold (former Royal Air Force) 9 hours 46 minutes
4. Jersey Ladies 9 hours 51 minutes
5. ‘Battle Back’ Heroes 10 hours 0 minutes
6. Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club Juniors 10 hours 5 minutes
7. Jersey Ports 10 hours 6 minutes

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