Hair-oic marine’s call to arms

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A plucky ex-marine has appealed to his former comrades to join in a ‘shave and style’ challenge to raise money for Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF), the Royal Marine Association and Macmillan Cancer.

Leading the way Roger Angood, of Arbroath, swapped his luscious grey locks for flaming red follicles before having it all shaved off in aid of the charities.

To commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marine Commandos he is challenging 349 current and former marines to style their hair and then shave it all off.

Mr Angood said: ”I asked myself, what could I do to take part in the 350th anniversary? As it is now well over 50 years since I earned my green beret, I decided to take on the Macmillan shave and style challenge with a difference.

“Hopefully I will be the first of 350 people who will have this done.”

Roger’s scalp bore the brunt of the challenge as blunt scissors and a dull razor were used to scrape his hair off following burn from the red dye. He said: “It’s fine now, a little fairy liquid removed the dye. I’m just feeling the cold breeze now.”

Roger has set up a charitable trust bank account and all monies raised will be split equally between the marines charities and MacMillan.

He quipped: “Any of my generation suffering from a challenge of a follicle nature, remember you can still donate, you just don’t get a free tee shirt!”

To take part in the challenge or find out more email