Burgh pupils’ lesson in living life to the full
Ocean rower, adventurer and humanitarian worker Charlie Martell inspired pupils with a fascinating account of his career to date during a visit to Loretto Junior School.
Charlie Martell joined the Royal Engineers and successfully completed the Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course, before seeing active service in the Persian Gulf during the first Gulf War.
At the end of the war, he participated in Operation Safe Haven, one of the UK’s first military-humanitarian efforts.
Charlie explained that, having trained as an Army bomb-disposal expert, he combined this with his interest in humanitarian efforts to start work with the British-based mine-clearance charity the HALO Trust.
Loretto youngsters were told of his first major expedition as a member of the three-man team ‘Commando Joe’, who took part in the 2005 Polar Challenge ski-race to the North Pole - finishing the 320-mile journey in a time of nine days, three hours and 17 minutes.
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