North Yorkshire soldiers have taken unusual steps to raise the profile of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

The Headquarters Squadron of 21 Engineer Regiment, currently deployed on operations in Afghanistan have produced a video parody of the worldwide music hit Gangnam Style to raise money for the Dales charity.

A spokesman explained, “Over the past three months, during periods of downtime and after work, soldiers from 7 Headquarters and Support Squadron (HQ & Sp Sqn) produced the video, launched this week.

“Their aim is to raise the profile for the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT), a local charity with whom they have strong links to.”

The video was filmed & produced by the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) in Afghanistan.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/raise-the-fleet. So far, more than £3,640 has been raised.

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