Tuesday 18th May

At Pinnacle Group we are proud to be advocates for those who protect our nation and to support the wider Armed Forces Community.  We are pleased to demonstrate our loyalty to the British Army and the Royal British Legion (RBL) by sponsoring a team to row across the Atlantic Ocean in the 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Billed as the “World’s toughest row”, the crew made up of four members of the British Army’s prestigious Royal Army Physical Training Corps will be rowing 3,000 miles for six weeks in a 8.5m long rowing boat. 

Force Atlantic team: Captain Scott Pollock, WO1 Victoria Blackburn, SSGT Phillip Welch and SGT Laura Barrigan

During the gruelling challenge the team face the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance.  Rowing for 12-hours a day in two hours shifts, day and night, the team will be faced with an onslaught of waves, sleep deprivation and salt sores. What will spur them on is their dedication to raise money for the RBL, during their centurion year.

Force Atlantic 21's route

“As proud supporters of the of the Armed Forces community, we are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Force Atlantic team.  We are looking forward to cheering the team on and raising money for such a worthy charity.”

Perry Lloyd
Chief Executive and Armed Forces Network Chair at Pinnacle Group

“After serving in the 3rd Battalion The Queen’s Regiment and now being a Sergeant Instructor at the Kent Army Cadet Force, I am passionate about supporting the good work RBL does for the Armed Forces community.  This challenge isn’t just a rowing race – it demonstrates what it means to be a part of the British Armed Forces, it’s more than just physical and mental strength, it shows leadership, discipline, teamwork and adventure.”

Paul Driver
Business Manager and founding Armed Forces Network member at Pinnacle Group

“Force Atlantic are proud to have Pinnacle Group supporting us as a gold sponsor. Their support in providing opportunities for veterans is superb and as an organisation, they are intrinsically aligned to our campaign. Pinnacle Group recognise the value of military life and the experience contained within. Our veterans boast some of the best transferable skills around and through Pinnacle Groups’ Armed Forces Network, they offer a future for our community.  With the support of Pinnacle Group, the team and I feel in a great place to achieve our goals whilst raising money for their chosen charity, the Royal British Legion.”

Captain Scott Pollock
Captain Scott Pollock and the team captain of Force Atlantic 21

Pinnacle will be running a series of events throughout the summer to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Good luck to the Force Atlantic 21 team. 

Team Training

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