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SOLDIERS wives were given a taste of the army lifestyle in a bid to raise money for Red Nose Day. The women – all wives of soldiers from 33 Engineer Regiment based at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish – took part in a series of gruelling activities on Satur

SOLDIERS' wives were given a taste of the army lifestyle in a bid to raise money for Red Nose Day.

The women - all wives of soldiers from 33 Engineer Regiment based at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish - took part in a series of gruelling activities on Saturday.

Event organiser Tina McKenna said: "It was a fantastic day and a great achievement by all the women who took part. Everybody completed the challenges and was very tired by the end of the day. There were a few sore arms in the morning!"

A total of �680 was raised by the 17 women who took part in the event. The challenges included clay pigeon shooting, skid car driving, rock climbing, drilling, and cooking with ration packs.


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"The rock climbing was the hardest because we are not used to such physical activity and it requires a lot of strength in the arms," said Mrs McKenna. "And eating the rations wasn't very nice - it tastes like dog food! I've certainly got a better idea of how tough life in the army can be.

"The clay pigeon shooting was the most fun activity and, although I've never picked up a gun before, I hit four clay pigeons.

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"I would like to say thank you to everyone who donated money and to Sgt Joe King who helped to organise the event.

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