In the United States today, it’s Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for veterans and those lost in war. Over in the U.K., though, it’s the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Marines, and Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill has some remarks to share with the troops over there.
Cavill’s remarks officially launch the running phase of the Royal Marines 1664 Challenge. The event, which is set to raise over £500,000 for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF), is an exercise created for Royal Marines across the UK to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the formation of the Corps in October 1664.
The Royal Marines 350th anniversary deserved more than an ordinary challenge. Skiing 1,664km across Norway was not enough for Lieutenant Colonel Gary Green, the man behind the 1664 Challenge.