Video: Wittering troops pull lorry for Pudsey Bear

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Troops from 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering were in Stamford’s High Street this afternoon (Friday) pulling a three ton truck for Children In Need.

The personnel have been training all week for the task of pulling the Iveco Stralis lorry along the street.

The lorry pull under way in Stamford High Street'Photo: MSMP151113-024js

The lorry pull under way in Stamford High Street'Photo: MSMP151113-024js

RAF Wittering station commander Group Captain Damien Alexander said: “It’s great to be out in Stamford, we’ve had a number of events recently including Remembrance and the troops’ homecoming yesterday.

“It’s all about being out among the people of Stamford and doing something for a good cause while having fun.”

Commanding Officer of 2 Squadron, Rachel Mawdsley, said: “I’m extremely proud of the squadron, they’ve put lots of hard work in.

“It’s really nice to come to Stamford as everyone always comes out to support us, but the squadron could have made it look more difficult.”

Senior Aircraftman Andy Keleher, 25, took part. He said: “It’s been a lot easier than training. It’s a different surface here so there’s less resistance on the tyres.

“We’ve been training for the last week or so, but it’s been no harder than what we’re used to.

“We’re all drivers of these vehicles so it’s an interesting thing to do.’

The troops made several runs with the truck this afternoon and were collecting money from passers-by.

If you’ve done something for Children In Need, e-mail the newsdesk with some details.