Gangnam success for 21 Engineer Regiment

First published in Fundraising fun

A SENIOR Army officer serving in Afghanistan has rounded up his troops to perform a Gangnam Style festive fundraising video.

Dozens of soldiers from 21 Engineer Regiment, which is based at Claro Barracks, Ripon, have teamed up to perform a parody of the South Korean pop hit to raise funds for Swaledale Mountain Rescue.

The regiment’s “Afghan Style” video is thought to have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on a spectrum of sites after being posted on Youtube this week, and has already generated more than £2,800.

Major Stuart Cunane, who volunteers for the charity, said he organised the video to be shot by the regiment’s Headquarters Squadron over the past three months during downtime and after work at Camp Bastion, in Helmand Province “to give something back to the community”.

Jill Armstrong, the charity’s fundraising officer, said the video had sparked worldwide interest in the charity.

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