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From Culdrose to Ulaan Bator in Mongolia for three Navy men
4:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
Described as the “Greatest Adventure in the World”, the Mongol Rally from the UK to Ulaan Bator in Mongolia has just been completed by three air traffic controllers from the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
Lieutenants Will Scown, Jon Ford and Chief Petty Officer Adam Marshall set off from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose on July 13. 10,000 miles, 27 days and 14 countries later they pulled into a car park at the Chenggis hotel in Ulaan Bator, Mongolia.
Exhausted and elated they reached their destination, bruised but not broken, with their poor Micra having gone over some of the worst roads imaginable.
The sound of heavy impacts on the soft underbelly of the car becoming so routine that by the end they no longer flinched or grimaced as they had in Moldova, thousands of miles earlier.
They said significant credit must go to the metal workshop at RNAS Culdrose who built them "one hell of a sump guard".
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