HRH The Duke of Kent KG

I want to offer my full support for Derek Spence, Capt. John Ford, CSgt. Colin Corfield and Sgt. John Adams in this extraordinary event. Rowing the Atlantic is an incredible challenge, not just physically, but mentally too. Rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic unsupported and whilst doing so undertaking to raise £250K for the Scots Guards Charity, requires resilience, courage and determination, something that is in the DNA of every Soldier not least Scots Guardsmen of the Household Division.


As Colonel of the Regiment and Patron of the charity, I wish the whole crew the very best and very much hope you achieve your goals.


I have no doubt you will succeed against any odds and I look forward to hearing you have completed the challenge.


The best of luck to you all.