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Amputee servicemen turned rowers to make history when they finish 'world's toughest row'

Lee and Cayle seen here with the other members of their rowing team, hoping to cross the finish line in January. Photo: Rupert Frere

Two servicemen from Devon are due to make history in a few hours.

Cayle Royce from Dartmouth and Lee Spencer from Yelverton are part of Row2Recovery, the first all-amputee team to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

We've been following their journey as they go from mile to mile. Cayle told us last month the three things he's most looking forward toat the end of their journey.

Devon based Lee Spencer and Cayle Royce​, and their teammates, have been following a strict regime on board. Credit: Row2Recovery

The two men from Devon are close to making history as part of the first crew of amputees to row across the Atlantic. They should arrive in Antigua today (4 February), having set off on 20 December.

Row2Recovery is a team comprising of two Devon amputee ex-servicemen who are rowing the Atlantic. Credit: Row2Recovery

Cayle previously crossed the Atlantic with Row2Recovery in 2013 and has returned this year.

The team were chosen following a tough selection process. The 4 injured ex-servicemen are rowing to raise awareness and money for military charities such as Help for Heroes.

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