Veteran Expeditions

To provide funded expeditions based on historical military raids and ground-breaking mentoring programme to the military community in order to improve overall health of its beneficiaries.


We are a group of serving and former service people from across the Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and British Army. We are all volunteers.

In 2022 we were drawn together by a common aim of retracing Operation FRANKTON, an audacious raid from WW2 which we successfully completed in December 2022 on the 80th Anniversary. We raised over £40,000 from our corporate sponsors and the general public with over £8,000 given to our chosen charities via our Just Giving page.

Since then we have planned and delivered training courses, expeditions to France and Norway and provided support to an upcoming TV series, ‘Commando’.

Upcoming Events

2 – 14 February 2024

Heroes of Telemark Expedition and Galaxie Press Film Shoot

The 2024 Expedition will see 12 veterans plus their mountain guide navigate the Hardangervidda in sub-zero temperatures before completing episode 4 of ‘Commando’.

28 – 30 May 2024

FPOS(I) Course

RMR Manchester

Remote location medical training course

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Sept 2024

Great Glen Kayak Expedition – Inverness to Fort William

This is a fantastic opportunity to kayak the length of the Great Glen in Scotland, paddling by day and camping at night. Completely self-sufficient, this 12 person expedition is now to be missed.

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24 – 27 October

Royal Marines 360th Birthday Training Weekend – Bury Jubilee Centre, Glenridding

This is a training weekend to bring together members of the Cockleshell community. Past, present and future are all invited to join us for a multi-activity weekend as well as a formal dinner to celebrate the 360th birthday of the Royal Marines (all welcome)

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  • Raise awareness of epic historical feats of military endurance.
  • To demonstrate the benefits of adventurous training to both serving military and veteran community.
  • To provide funded places on expeditions for members of the military family, regardless of circumstances.
  • To raise funds for a chosen charity partner for a 12-month period.



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