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4999 "York to Kohima" press-up fundraising challenge

Corporal Surendra Kambang
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A Royal Signals Corporal Surendra Kambang, of 2 Signal Regiment, is raising money for KET. Starting on 1st June over a period of a month he will attempt to complete 4999 press-ups - one for each mile between York and Kohima!

This is a very arduous challenge that Cpl Kambang is undertaking! It will test his strength, commitment and his powers of recovery. He will need to keep hydrated and take on sufficient nutrition as he progresses through the challenge when the effects are accumulative and fatigue builds.

Cpl Kambang is to be praised and thanked for this generous challenge to support three charities (The Kohima Museum and The Gurkha Welfare Trust in addition to KET) that are central to the history of 2 Signal Regiment.

Cpl Kambang


Corporal Kambang tells us a little more about himself and why he is doing this challenge:

"I am Cpl Surendra Kambang currently serving with the 2 Signal Regiment as a Power Engineer.  I am 39 years old and Married. I joined the British Army as a Chef in the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment in 2001 and transferred to Royal Signals in 2008. I decided to do this challenge in support of these charities which seek to remember the sacrifice and dedication of British, Gurkha and Indian Soldiers and for the Naga Hill Tribes who supported them during the pivotal Battle of Kohima in 1944."

We are very grateful to him and wish him the best of luck! 

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