Commander Jane Allen, the Victory Walker set off from HMS Victory on 21 October 2017, to walk anticlockwise round the coast of mainland UKRead more
Former England captain Stuart ‘Psycho’ Pearce MBE, Love Island’s Georgia Steel and TV presenter Jenni Falconer take on a series of military skill test challenges in new radio show ‘On Track with Forces Radio BFBS’.Read more
On the 28th and 29th July, fundraising group Hosties 4 Heroes is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for children’s Armed Forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers, by taking part in a tough challenge devised by Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton at break-point.com.Read more
A knockout day of fun and games entertainment will take place in Truro next month in aid of sailing charity Turn to Starboard.
The It’s a Knockout tournament, based on the hit TV series, is returning to Malpas Park in Truro on Sunday 29 July.
Last summer, 13 teams from across the county went head-to-head to help raise funds for the charity that help injured veterans by taking them sailing. Now the gauntlet is being thrown down again for teams to take part in the contest featuring rounds of inflatable jousting and a foam covered assault course.Read more
Four women from Brightlingsea in Essex are preparing to take part in a 100km walk over 24 hours to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.
Nicola Pryer, 38, works for the charity and will tackle the challenge this July in a team with her friends Tessa Bates, 40, Tasha Hales, 43, and Marsha Robinson, 39. The group have been training over the past three months for the 100km walk from London to Brighton.Read more
“My PTSD is a dark, dark demon and I have fought with him many times. I know him well.” – Frankie
Wednesday 27th June was National PTSD Awareness Day in the USA, so Frankie Perez took the opportunity to speak out about mental health. He urged those listening to educate themselves and to seek the support they need if they are suffering.
Frankie is currently walking 1000 miles across the United States as part of the Walk Of America expedition team. He and his follow teammates have all suffered with their mental health as a result of their service.
Kev Carr is ex- British Army. He was injured in 2004 and has been a resident of The Beacon – a homeless veteran’s residence in Catterick – since August 2017. He is currently one of 6 veterans walking 1000 miles across the United States this summer as part of the Walk Of America expedition team, raising vital awareness and funds for the invisible wounds of war.
When I joined the Army at 17, the world was my oyster. I was ready to serve my country and be proud of the fact that I was a soldier serving alongside my allies.Read more
Lieutenant Henry Eaton, of 17 Port & Maritime Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, plans to build on his success from last year.
What was it like to win the Officers’ Award last year?
It felt great to win the Officers’ Award, but it was still second place so of course I would be keen to try and win the overall Men’s Singles Race this year. I have been training hard to improve my timings. However, the competition will be even tougher, with the Army team developing into some of the best amateur athletes in the country and which should lead to an exciting championship.
Commander Jane Allen set off from HMS Victory on 21 October last year, to walk anticlockwise round the coast of mainland UK to raise money for two naval charities, the WRNS BT and RNRMC charities. Here she provides an update on her most recent travels in Scotland where she has now clocked over 2,000 miles.
Having walked across the Scottish border at the end of April, it has taken me a further 664 miles to reach John o’ Groats, where the ‘bootometer’ clicked 2,031 miles. The magical 2,000 miles had been achieved earlier in the week on the approaches to Wick. Meanwhile, the Victory Van has already covered over double the mileage (4,696) in support.Read more
A group of cyclists are gearing up for yet another fundraising odyssey to help raises thousands of pounds for leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland. The Flying Fifers will set off on Saturday (June 30th) from Leven and will cycle more than 120 miles a day for six days until they arrive in the French commune of Compiègne where the 1918 Armistice was signed. Just a few miles into their route will see the group taking part in the Armed Forces Day parade along Edinburgh’s George Street.Read more