Injured soldier Kate Philp to join Prince Harry in race to the South Pole race

Injured soldier to join Prince Harry in race to the South Pole

Injured soldier to join Prince Harry in race to the South Pole

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A SOLDIER who became the first female to lose a limb fighting in Afghanistan will be joining Prince Harry in a race to the South Pole.

Major Kate Philp, originally from Knightwick, near Worcester, lost her left leg in a bomb blast in 2008 and will join the Prince and other injured British service personnel to take on teams from the United States and the Commonwealth in the 208-mile Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge in November and December.

The 34-year-old will trek between nine and 13 miles each day, battle against extreme weather conditions and encounter vast crevasses, moving ice-shelves, glaciers and snow storms.

Announcing his involvement in the whole challenge, the Prince said the aim of the race was “to enable our wounded to do what they and all other servicemen and women do better than anyone else I know - meet a challenge head-on and overcome it and inspire others to do the same.”

During the four-week Antarctic expedition the racers will drag sledges - known as pulks - weighing more than 150lb and face extreme temperatures as low as -45C, along with 50mph winds.

Team Glenfiddich is completed by Sergeant Duncan Slater, 34, from Muir of Ord in Scotland, who lost both his legs in a blast in Afghanistan in 2009, Captain Guy Disney, 31, from Oxford, who lost his right leg in a rocket attack in 2009, and Captain Ibrar Ali, 36, from York, who lost his right arm in a roadside bomb in 2007.

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7:11pm Fri 19 Apr 13

PrivateSi says...

Apologies in advance if this sounds harsh (it's supposed to hurt, a little, Military Peeps):

Surely, a better way to help keep injuries down is to NOT FIGHT pre-emptive, US lead, BS wars of AGGRESSION - that lead to events like we see in Boston etc.? If you call me naive, I'll call you out, big time...

This is a VERY expensive way of 'raising money' - can't they just ASK NICELY...

BTW, Clinton had paid off The Taliban NOT to produce heroin (they stopped), paid off the US national debt and started a boom - until the US Neo-Cons & UK Neo-LabCons joined 'forces' (whilst dragging NATO) to debt-slave our nations to their BANKING MASTERS in a massive, global DRUGS, MONEY & WEAPONS SCAM... Sad but True.

Good luck anyhow, no one wants wounded soldiers - except THEIR (created, designated, invaded and occupied) ENEMIES. I just want them to stop being gullible tools and winding up the world, UN-Wounders.. Same goes for the foreign terrorists as well as our paid up, right royal, home-grown, terrorisers... No Apologies.
Apologies in advance if this sounds harsh (it's supposed to hurt, a little, Military Peeps): Surely, a better way to help keep injuries down is to NOT FIGHT pre-emptive, US lead, BS wars of AGGRESSION - that lead to events like we see in Boston etc.? If you call me naive, I'll call you out, big time... This is a VERY expensive way of 'raising money' - can't they just ASK NICELY... BTW, Clinton had paid off The Taliban NOT to produce heroin (they stopped), paid off the US national debt and started a boom - until the US Neo-Cons & UK Neo-LabCons joined 'forces' (whilst dragging NATO) to debt-slave our nations to their BANKING MASTERS in a massive, global DRUGS, MONEY & WEAPONS SCAM... Sad but True. Good luck anyhow, no one wants wounded soldiers - except THEIR (created, designated, invaded and occupied) ENEMIES. I just want them to stop being gullible tools and winding up the world, UN-Wounders.. Same goes for the foreign terrorists as well as our paid up, right royal, home-grown, terrorisers... No Apologies. PrivateSi
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10:14pm Fri 19 Apr 13

Samboy says...

Please do not apologise. Just accept our sympathy over your sad situation.
Please do not apologise. Just accept our sympathy over your sad situation. Samboy
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6:00pm Sat 20 Apr 13

PrivateSi says...

Samboy - Thanks, my sad situation is Worcester City, Middle England, The UK Monarchy, WRx ?xy... It's been invaded by people whose country's we've help bomb to smith-marines - and those who's parents were brought up to despise The West...

Your patronising use of the Royal Wii makes me want to puke on ARMY ORDERS...

USUKing Brits rarely apologise (nationally) which helps tensions linger and sours future relations with certain realms...
Samboy - Thanks, my sad situation is Worcester City, Middle England, The UK Monarchy, WRx ?xy... It's been invaded by people whose country's we've help bomb to smith-marines - and those who's parents were brought up to despise The West... Your patronising use of the Royal Wii makes me want to puke on ARMY ORDERS... USUKing Brits rarely apologise (nationally) which helps tensions linger and sours future relations with certain realms... PrivateSi
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1:53pm Sun 21 Apr 13

CJH says...

PrivateSi what is the matter with you? You come across as an immature underachiever with no experience of life other than the internet. And those are your good points...
PrivateSi what is the matter with you? You come across as an immature underachiever with no experience of life other than the internet. And those are your good points... CJH
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