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Injured Navy man's stint in the pits.

A FORMER Royal Navy sailor injured at an air base will today join a rally pit stop adventure day for ex-servicemen.

Former Able Rating Mark Layton, 31, who used to keep helicopters airworthy for commandos in Afghanistan, fell down the stairs at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset and badly damaged ankle ligaments and tendons.

Mark, who now services helicopters for the Royal Air Force at Valley, has been invited with 20 others to join a Help for Heroes' Band of Brothers charity event in the pits at the Ty Croes Anglesey Circuit today and tomorrow.

Mark, of Bangor, said: "We're not doing any in depth mechanics. I don't think I'll be changing an engine or swapping a gasket. But if I was, I'd have a go!

Injured: Mark Layton "I think I'll just be checking oil and water levels. But I'm looking forward to it - there might be something I can bring to the team."

Mark, who joined the Navy in 1998 and served for six years, is now a Cross Trade Technician for Babcock on the SKIOS contract at RAF Valley and no longer in the forces. Team driver Jonathan Morris, formerly of Black Watch Infantry and Royal Logistics, invited the veterans to Ty Croes.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2012
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