The Atlantic Drifters –

Serendipity – Chance, Fate, Kismet, Destiny ………

Tom Brunwin & Dave Lambert – Apache helicopter pilots from The Army Corps, Middle Wallop, Hampshire, with numerous tours of DSC_1769Afghanistan under their belts, decided to enter an extreme sporting challenge. In December 2015 they’re off to row the Atlantic – 3,000 miles from La Gomera in The Canaries to Antigua in The Caribbean.

Apart from an amazing test of skill, fortitude & endurance they want to raise money for a couple of small dedicated charities, where their personal efforts will really make a tangible and lasting difference, a worthwhile legacy.

They’ve chosen an army charity – The Doughie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust, in memory of Tom’s friend, who lost his life in Afghanistan & an African charity, OAKS.

Apparently a mutual friend working at an orphanage in Bo was strolling past OAKS school, stopped for a kick about with some children on the yard and suggested they see if we had a website. Serendipity.

Tom & Dave came out to the school in Sierra Leone in February 2014, accompanied by Nic & friend Andrew (See blog ‘Andrew’s Estates & Atlantic Drifters come to Bo’).

Both Tom & Dave lead hectic army lives and now have to find extra time to train separately & together, plus fund raising for their chosen charities, along with all the other ordinary commitments of every day life.

They have set up a donation site for this amazing adventure –



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