Tedworth House in Wiltshire, UK, was the fitting venue to say goodbye and good luck to the Inmarsat-sponsored Race2Recovery team as they set off to take part in the Dakar Rally.
The Race2Recovery team – a squad of injured former British and US service personnel – is raising money for Help for Heroes and its flagship recovery centre at Tedworth House, as well as associated charities in the US.
The 8,000-km (5,000-mile) Dakar Rally, the world's toughest off-road endurance race, begins in Lima, Peru, on 5 January and finishes 15 days later in Santiago, Chile.
The team is equipped with portable and vehicular Inmarsat BGAN terminals, eight IsatPhone Pro handheld phones and an unlimited voice and data package.
You can hear from Race2Recovery co-founder Tony Harris and Andy Start, President of Inmarsat Global Government, who were interviewed by Telecom TV at Tedworth House as the team prepared to embark.