A TEAM of military personnel from around the country are attempting to deal a blow to cancer by undertaking an arduous charity challenge.

They’ve been pulling a half-ton antique field gun from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to HM Naval Base Clyde in Argyll and Bute to raise cash for the charity Military vs Cancer.

The final legs of the 330-mile slog on September 26 and 27 will see submariners from HMS Vengeance and HM Naval Base Clyde cover 30 miles over the two days, running from Paisley to Geilston, Dumbarton, and onwards to the finish line at HM Naval Base Clyde.

David Bathgate, the Warrant Officer leading the challenge, had five of his family affected by cancer over just 18 months.

He said: “We really hope that as many people as possible come out to cheer us along and offer encouragement.

“Our aim is to raise £100,000 and so far we’ve raised around £35,000 of our target. Your contribution counts, so I’d urge people to please search for Military vs Cancer on Virgin Money Giving and help us deal a blow to cancer!”