Fundraiser in memory of soldier killed in Warcop training exercise

The soldiers will run the Budapest Marathon. Credit: GNAAS

Soldiers from the Norther Regiment are taking part in a fundraising event in memory of Sergeant Mark Foley, who died on a training exercise at Warcop.

On October 11, a squad from the Light Dragoons, based in Catterick Garrison, will run the Budapest Marathon to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

The charity flew to the aid of Sergeant Foley and Lance Corporal Josh Osborne, after their vehicle overturned in June 2014.

Sergeant Foley died in the incident, while Lance Corporal Osborne, from Morpeth, was severely injured but has since recovered.

We will always be grateful to GNAAS for providing critical and timely action and saving Lance Corporal Osborne, after he sustained life-threatening spinal and neck injuries.

Major Joe Jordan, of the Light Dragoons

We are immensely grateful to the Light Dragoons for thinking of us. The Warcop rescue was just one of hundreds of missions we flew last year, all of which were paid for by public donations."

Mandy Drake, of GNAAS