OCEAN REVIVAL 2020 | AMBASSADOR
Ocean Revival are extremely excited and proud to have gained the Commandant General Royal Marines as an ambassador for the ocean row.
OCEAN REVIVAL 2020 is everything that the Royal Marines ethos incorporates; determination, unselfishness, courage and cheerfulness.
Rowing 3700 miles across the North Atlantic is all about a state of mind and changing the way you think; everything a Royal Marine is trained to do.
“A brilliant idea and a historic journey – this 3,700 mile ocean row across the North Atlantic perfectly embodies the spirit and ethos of the Royal Marines. Pioneering adventures such as this serve to inspire boys and girls into service with the Royal Marines. Raising money for two great causes, The Royal Marines Charity and Plastic Oceans, this row will, in particular, raise awareness of the global issue of plastic in our oceans. A thoroughly worthwhile endeavour and I wish the team the very best of luck for a safe journey.”
Major General Matt Holmes CBE DSO
Commandant General Royal Marines
Ocean Revival 2020 are incredibly proud and excited to have Johnny Mercer MP for Plymouth Moor View as an Ambassador for The Worlds Most Dangerous Row.
Johnny, who spent 14 years serving in 29 Commando Royal Artillery, is a staunch supporter of our Armed Forces. Hugley influential in reversing the decision to scrap troop carriers HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, Johnny is no stranger to the Commando ethos, taking that ‘state of mind’ into all aspects of his life, including representing the people of Plymouth Moor View. Plymouth, a coastal city steeped in history, are at the forefront of the fight against plastic, by becoming the UK’s first city to achieve plastic free status; an example Ocean Revival 2020 hopes other cities and towns will follow.
‘I am extremely honoured to be supporting OCEAN REVIVAL 2020. It makes me proud to see my brave ex-colleagues getting out there and doing what they do best; battling the elements, rising to a challenge, testing themselves physically and mentally and raising awareness for ocean causes.
It proves that the military bring so much to our communities, not just through soldering but through their own initiatives which in turn inspire and motivate others.’
Johnny Mercer - MP Plymouth Moore View
Monty Halls is a former Royal Marines Commando who on leaving the Corps, studied Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth, and has now excelled in a career of television broadcasting, with his most recent series ‘My family and the Galapagos’. As a former Royal Marines Commando, Monty holds the mind-set and ethos that fellow Commandos have and uses his position in the public eye, to drive issues towards better public awareness of marine environmental issues. A staunch environmentalist and conservationist, Monty has developed a strong understanding of our oceans marine ecosystems and how humans are negatively impacting on this precious and fragile environment.
Ambassador – Monty Halls