Muay Thai encourages discipline, fitness and fighting spirit, with the emphasis on ‘spirit’, leading to respect and understanding of your opponent. These are great Naval qualities that we can use

Commander Perry Stowell, Officer in Charge of Warfare Support at HMS Collingwood

The sport is open to both sexes with an age range of approximately 18 to 30 years of age. However in Thailand, combatants can start as young as 4 or 5 but tend to finish their careers earlier at about 25 years old.

Commander Perry Stowell, Officer in Charge of Warfare Support at HMS Collingwood, was also there to lend his support to the cause and commented, “Muay Thai encourages discipline, fitness and fighting spirit, with the emphasis on ‘spirit’, leading to respect and understanding of your opponent. These are great Naval qualities that we can use.”

The group completed 100 gruelling rounds, raising an impressive total of £713. 71 for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and which helps and supports sailors, marines and their families for life.

Taking part in the event were Stu Sharp, Allen West, Gary Gregory, LPT Aaron Snowdon, Stephen Kerry, Martin Allatt, Mike Fairhurst, LH Daniel Cahalin, LH Scott Knockton, LH Tom Bullivant and Ross Greig.