Traffix | Force Atlantic 21: The Interview
When Traffix were approached to become a main sponsor of the Force Atlantic 21 team representing the British Army’s Mixed team entry into the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021, the company jumped at the chance.
The team of four comprises solely of members of the Army’s prestigious Royal Army Physical Training Corps.
Before the team embarked on their full training programme, Traffix posed a few questions to both female members of the crew WO1 Victoria Blackburn and SGT Laura Barrigan during a press day in Sussex. Amongst other things they talked about what motivated them to sign up for the challenge, what they are most and least looking forwards to and who will play them in Force Atlantic 21 the movie.
The Force Atlantic 21 crew has set a goal to win and set a new mixed team world record, which currently stands at 42 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. The team are also using this opportunity to raise money for charity which is the Royal British Legion and donations will be gratefully accepted at Just Giving with Force Atlantic 21.
The team depart to La Gomera on 28 Nov 21 for 2 weeks of final inspections both on land and in the water before departing on 12 Dec 21 (weather permitting).
To follow the team’s progress, they are operating via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, just search Force Atlantic. Progress can also be plotted via the event using the Yellow Brick App, select the TWAC race to chart the teams dot on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Traffix proudly holds the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award. The business recognises the value that armed forces personnel, and their families, can bring to the workforce and the wider community.
If you are a service leaver and would like to know more contact Traffix on 0800 819 9001