The SBS Association is conducting charity fundraising event re-enacting the historic Heroe’s of Telemark raid

Twelve former members and 3 friends, aged between 35 and 60, will be retracing the steps of the “Heroes of Telemark”, who undertook one of the most audacious raids of the Second World War and destroyed the German Heavy Water plant at Vermork, which was vital to the Nazis’ attempt to build an atomic bomb.

The original raid was carried out by Norwegian members of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE).  The daring raid was the subject of a Hollywood film, The Heroes of Telemark, starring Kirk Douglas.

Covering more than 80km over five days, the team will ski through some of the most challenging mountainous terrain in potentially arctic conditions, following the exact route and sleeping in some of the original huts used by the Norwegian saboteurs in 1943.

The expedition will involve considerable physical effort and prove challenging for all participants.  Any donations towards this event would be greatly appreciated, all of which will directly support the work of the SBS Association.

You can find the SBSA Telemark Challenge fundraising page at the link below should you wish to donate to this worthy cause.