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NEIL

Age at start of challenge: 61

Neil spent just over six years in the army and served with 2 PARA in Berlin and Northern Ireland. In August 1979, Neil was lucky to survive two massive IRA bombs at Warrenpoint, which killed 18 of his comrades.

A few years after leaving the army, Neil founded one of the world’s leading specialist kidnap and extortion response consultancies. He has worked on response cases, training tasks and consulting projects all over the world. He now serves as a senior advisor to two international business and risk management consultancies.

Neil hasn’t lost his love for adrenalin and spends most of his spare time on a large BMW motorbike. Once he has completed the small task of rowing the Atlantic, he would like to bike to China or ride from Patagonia to Alaska.

Neil is married to Jill. They have two sons and a two-year-old granddaughter.

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PETER

Age at start of challenge: 62

Peter spent 14 years in the army and served with 2 PARA in Berlin, Northern Ireland and Belize. In 1982, Peter fought at the battles of Goose Green and Wireless Ridge during the Falklands War.

Peter also spent two years in North Carolina as an Exchange Officer with the US 82nd Airborne Division.

After leaving the army in 1989, Peter developed a successful career in the textile industry and has travelled all over the world as an International Sales Director.

Peter has continued to stay very active and has raised over £15,000 for charities, running  the London Marathon aged 50 in under 4 hours and completing the 100-mile Ride London & Surrey Hills cycle event in 2016.

Peter is married to Sally. He has a son and daughter and a two-year-old grandson.

Look, they haven't changed a bit....!

WHAT MANNER OF MEN ARE THESE WHO WEAR THE MAROON RED BERET? THEY ARE FIRSTLY ALL VOLUNTEERS, AND ARE THEN TOUGHENED BY HARD PHYSICAL TRAINING. THEY HAVE JUMPED FROM THE AIR AND BY DOING SO HAVE CONQUERED FEAR. THEY ARE, IN FACT, MEN APART - EVERY MAN AN EMPEROR.

Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

WELL, I FANCIED A HOLIDAY IN ANTIGUA AND I HAVEN’T GOT ENOUGH AIR MILES...

Grandad Peter

(Notorious teller of terrible jokes)