Featured The Big Lift Recoil Staff June 6, 2013 Join the Conversation The Big Lift was founded back in February of this year in the UK by Ben Greer. It is a fundraising effort driven by Ben and his team walking (not tabbing, but good on you if you know what that means) one mile for each of the British MoD personnel killed in the current war in Afghanistan. British personnel have been deployed to Afghanistan alongside US and other Coalition personnel since the first days after 9/11/01 as a part of Operation Herrick. They have lost 440 troops KIA to date. What is important to note about Ben's effort is that he will be carrying 100kg (that's roughly 220lbs), which is the approximate weight of a British soldier in full loadout. It is symbolic of evacuating a casualty from the battlefield. Ben and his team will be carrying that 100kg near 100 locations around the United Kingdom, each near a town or base where the fallen lived and worked. They hope to raise a substantial amount of money for the various forces' Benevolent Funds, which are branch-specific charities administered by the Army, Navy, etc. to assist and support the survivors of British military personnel killed in the service of their country. Anyone who wishes to do so is welcome to walk a mile or more alongside the team. Note – in these pictures Ben is carrying his load in a Karrimor SF bergen, a Sabre 80-130, donated by the company to help his efforts. Explore RECOILweb:Slug It Out: Best 12 Gauge SlugsThe Magnum 1812 Ammo BoxBrian Aitken, "Convicted Gun Offender"RECOIL is on the ground in Jordan NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.