AN EX-SERVICEMAN who last year made a timely trek in tribute to injured soldiers is to repeat his feat – in the opposite direction.

Nigel Hosking made his way from Winchester to Romsey on Armistice Day last year, setting off at the two-minute silence.

Ex-Royal Green Jacket rifleman Nigel, set off from Romsey today, heading for Winchester.

The 53-year-old’s challenge, entitled Romsey 2 Winchester 4 Riflemen – The Return Journey, will see him ‘route march’ – a mixture of jogging and walking – the 11 miles in military kit to raise cash for The Rifles Care for Casualties Appeal.

The father-of-five has also held a karate course fundraiser in September, handing over a total of £615 to the charity.

But the prison officer, of Boyatt Wood, said he had been inspired to do the fundraiser again, having met by chance a soldier who had lost both legs, when he was in Winchester this summer.

“I’m doing it because I can and I’m doing it for those who can’t,” said Nigel.

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