Soldier to sail the Atlantic

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A WORKSOP soldier is to sail the Atlantic with his regiment to raise funds for Help For Heroes.

James Searles, 20, from Arundel Drivel, will be joined by 13 others from the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery on their quest to New York.

They will set sail in a 67-foot sailing yacht from Cowes this Sunday.

The regiment have only recently returned from Afghanistan and most of the soldiers have never sailed before.

His mum Julie said: “Both me and his dad are very proud of him.”

To find out more or make a donation, visit www.exerciseatlanticchallenge.com.