Man of Steel Henry Cavill’s remarks officially launches the running phase of the Royal Marines 1664 Challenge. According to Comic Book, the event is an exercise created for Royal Marines across the UK to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the formation of the Corps in October 1664.
According to a report from Inquisitr, the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice star is dressed in a white shirt and black tie a video created to launch the challenge which is set to raise over £500,000 or $840 million for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF).
Reportedly, the commandos initially set off in February to ski 1,664km across Norway, they then sailed 1,664 nautical miles to Cadiz in Spain, cycled 1,664km to France, and are currently kayaking across the English Channel before finally joining Royal Marine Units across the UK to run the remaining 1,664km around the country.
“Royal Marines 1664 is an event like no other. It is an extraordinary and fitting way in true Royal Marines commando style to celebrate 350-years since their formation in 1664,” Cavill said in the video.
“Royal Marine Commandos believe in what they can do. They have the courage, determination and will to succeed. They make sacrifices and take risks; regrettably, sometimes they have to pay the price for those risks. In recent years they have experienced a significant increase in serious injuries, wounds or illness through current operations. This has not deterred the men of this proud corps; on the contrary, it has spurred them on to help their injured and wounded comrades. We should not forget what the Royal Marines have done for the country and the many sacrifices that they have made. Now is the time, in their distinguished 350 year history, for everyone to get behind the Royal Marines; and support this extraordinary challenge and this incredible charity,” he continued.
The Royal Marines 1664 challenge is created to help troops across the country celebrate the creation of the amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom, which is part of the Naval Service, in 1664.