Cayle Royce: soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan makes history - again!

Cayle Royce has finished yet another feat in a long line of amazing achievements. Credit: SkySchool

He promised us there'd be more to come - now a soldier who lost both his legs in a Taliban explosion has delivered on that promise with another amazing feat.

Cayle Royce has become the first double amputee to fly a solo powered paraglider from John O'Groats to Lands End.

Up, up, and away! The solo powered paraglider carried him the length of the UK Credit: SkySchool
Light Dragoon Lance Corporal Cayle Royce Credit: Row2Recovery

The Lance Corporal, who's originally from South Africa but now lives in Devon, had only just received his British passport, when he took part in the expedition.

There were some amazing views along the route. Credit: SkySchool

It's the next in a long line of achievements - which included rowing the Atlantic as part of the Row2Recovery team.

Cayle spoke to ITV News West Country about what drove him both before and after the devastating explosion in Afghanistan.

The team made their way from the top of the UK right to the bottom. Credit: SkySchool

It was led by Alex Ledger, the managing director of Wiltshire-based Adventure Sports company SkySchool which taught him how to fly last year.

Sea views from the sky Credit: SkySchool

But there's no resting on their laurels for this team. They're off on another flying expedition soon, this time to the Somme Battlefields as part of another Help For Heroes supported trip

At journey's end - the team celebrate at Land's End. Credit: SkySchool