Andy to run in Falklands

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A Falklands veteran is preparing to head back to the South Atlantic island next month to compete in a marathon.

Andy McGregor, from Ashington, participated in the conflict in 1982 when he served as a troop commander in the Royal Engineers.

And when he returned for the 30th anniversary year he decided to sign up for a marathon.

“I thought it was a way to combine my interests and to fundraise for charity causes close to my heart,” he said.

Andy is looking to raise £1,000 to be split between the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and Seeing is Believing.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/andymcgregorstanleymarathon page.