Huddersfield soldier Private Kayode Adeboga completes vehicle-pulling marathon on tour of Afghanistan
Oct 6 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
HE’S serving his country in Afghanistan, but soldier Kayode Adeboga has completed a gruelling marathon with a difference in the desert heat.
Private Adeboga was part of a team of 24 soldiers serving in the war zone who pulled five Army vehicles, including a 30-tonne vehicle, around a 26.2 mile course in Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.
And they did it for the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) and St Dunstan’s, a charity that provides an independent future for blind ex-service personnel.
Private Adeboga, of Huddersfield, is reaching the end of a six-month tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Logistic Corps Stores Troop, which is part of 1 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers based in Catterick.
He said: “The truck pull was very challenging; despite the training we did beforehand we were worried we wouldn’t be able to complete it.
“On the day the team pulled together and took a lot of motivation from each other, those who came out in support and the knowledge that it was for such an important cause.”