LBP’s DC Mark Downie in #Commando999 World Speedmarch Record attempt for charity

DC Mark Downie during his time in the Royal MarinesCommando 999 is a group of former Royal Marines Commando’s who currently serve (or have served) with any of the UK emergency services. Their mission is to raise funds for the Royal Marines Association (RMA) and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF).

The aim of the group is to raise £1 million for the RMA / RMCTF by the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines in 2014. The funds raised will allow the RMA to look after any members of the Royal Marines family that needs help, invariably those seriously injured in conflict.  The website at gives more information on the fund raising activities of the group.

On 10th November 2012, DC Mark Downie, Lothian and Borders Police and formally of 45 Commando Royal Marines will, along with other members of Commando 999, be attempting to break the WORLD SPEEDMARCH RECORD for a marathon in London whilst also endeavouring to raise much needed funds.In support of this cause and the efforts of Mark and the other emergency services former Commandos, any contribution by way of sponsorship would be gratefully received. This can simply be done online at