Former solder finishes daring WW2 mission

A former soldier who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan has re-created one of the most daring missions of the Second World War.

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Triple amputee set to complete daring mission

Andy Reid in training Credit: Granada Reports

Former soldier Andy Reid, who lost both legs and an arm in an explosion in Afghanistan, is due to finish a daring mission in France today.

Andy joined other injured ex-servicemen to canoe 60 miles down the River Gironde, retracing the steps of the famous Cockleshell Heroes during Operation Frankton

All money raised will go towards supporting injured soldiers and their families.

Full report: Former soldier attempting to recreate daring war mission

Former soldier Andy Reid, from St Helens, is attempting to recreate one of the most daring missions of the Second World War.

He will row 60 miles down a French river to re-enact the journey of the famous Cockleshell Heroes in 1942. He will be joined by other former soldiers - some fellow amputees, and also those who have suffered with post traumatic stress disorder.

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Triple amputee joins Second World War reenactment

A former soldier who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan is taking to a canoe to help recreate one of the most daring missions of the Second World War.

Andy Reid from St Helens will row 60 miles down a river in France as part of the Cockleshell Heros reinactment.

The raid targeted German ships at the port of Bordeaux.

A video of Andy training with the team who'll be rowing in France:-

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