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Amputee soldiers incredible mission

Five amputee soldiers have completed an extraordinary mission designed to push them to their physical limit - while honouring fallen comrades. The men were part of a team which retraced the route of the wartime 'Cockleshell Heroes'.

Retracing the route of the Cockleshell Heroes

Five amputee soldiers, four of them injured in Afghanistan have retraced the route of the Cockleshell Heroes who kayaked up the Gironde to Bordeaux in 1942 to plant limpet mines on German ships.

The men covered 90 miles in 5 days - a gruelling journey particularly for one former soldier who lost both legs and an arm. Kerry Swain went with them.

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