Earlier in 2017,  The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity held a competition to celebrate our 10th Birthday. E.J. won the competition and a once in a lifetime experience in which he got to meet Bear Grylls and take on the wild at his side.

Taking on the wild with Bear

E.J. teamed up with international adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls for the opportunity of a lifetime. The pair took part in an official Bear Grylls Survival Course in Wales, catching wild game and foraging for food. E.J. learnt core survival skills and slept under the stars in a shelter he had built with his own hands.

Maggots on the menu

After working up a bit of an appetite EJ and Bear got the chance to grab a bite to eat with Bear and ask the internationally renowned adventurer for his personal survival tips.

A lunch of maggots? Bon appétit to your winner E.J. & @BearGrylls. Thanks to everyone for supporting the @RNRMC! pic.twitter.com/heRKJUF1yN

After a day of foraging and exploring it was time for a picture with the man himself!

Thank you to all entrants

From everyone at The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, thank you to all who entered the Bear Grylls competition and to E.J. for being such an amazing competition winner!