Skydive by wounded soldiers

Injured soldiers from across the South have helped to set a new Guiness World Record for the most number of sky dives in 24 hours to raise funds for forces charities.

Injured soldiers sky dive for forces charity

Sapper Jim Wilson takes part in the sky dive
Sapper Jim Wilson takes part in the sky dive

Soldiers who were terribly injured serving in Afghanistan have helped set a new world record here in the Meridian region. They took part in a mass skydive over the skies of Wiltshire to raise funds for the Pilgrim Bandits charity.

The charity which is based in the New Forest supports amputee and wounded servicemen. The six injured soldiers were joined by members of the Army Parachute Association.

They set a new record for the most tandem parachute jumps in one location in 24 hours.

An injured solder hops towards the plane
Five injured soldiers took part in the jump Credit: ITV Meridian
Another soldier takes part in the sky dive above Salisbury Plain.
Another soldier takes part in the sky dive above Salisbury Plain.

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