Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Former chef obtains green beret

AN IT consultant from Henley has become a Royal Marines reservist.

Alexander Shepherd, 25, earned the Green Beret after completing four Commando tests over four days.

These included an endurance course made up of a series of tunnels, a nine-mile speed march, the Tarzan high wire course and an assault course — all while carrying about 32lb of weight.

For the final challenge, he had to complete a 30-mile speed march across Dartmoor in eight hours with 50lb on his back.

Mr Shepherd, who trained for 16 months for the challenge, was one of 29 out of 49 men who passed.

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