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Memory of WWI hero ‘Boy Cornwell’ honoured with 1000 mile cycle

Serving members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines will undertake an arduous 1,000 mile cycle to honour the memory of Jack ‘Boy’ Cornwell, who died at 16 years-old during the Battle of Jutland.

A group of nine sailors and marines will set off on the VC 1000 Mile Challenge from HMS Vivid on Saturday 12th May and will complete their journey at HMS Raleigh on the 24th May.

The challenging 1,000 mile route will honour the memory of the WWI naval hero Jack ‘Boy’ Cornwell, while raising money for three British charities.

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers launch month of May marathon in honour of our fallen heroes

This May, children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is set to get the country moving with the launch of its newest challenge, the Month of May Marathon.

In memory of our fallen heroes, Scotty’s Little Soldiers is asking businesses, associations, clubs, families and groups of friends, to join together to cover 26.2 miles in any way they wish.

From long walks in the park to evening bike rides after work, all money raised will go a long way in helping the charity continue to deliver a high level of support to bereaved Forces children when they need it the most.

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RAF Triathlon team of six conquer 106 miles with RAF100 baton

Tide, hills and 106 miles were overcome by a team of six RAF triathletes to deliver the RAF100 baton to the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Princess Marina House on Sunday.

The stop was the latest in the 100-day relay which sees the commemorative baton travel around the country, visiting RAF stations and memorials on a mission to celebrate, commemorate and inspire the next generation.

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A knight in shining armour for the Armed Forces

Local Army Sergeant Hopes to Break World Record by Running the London Marathon in Suit of Armour – Whilst Raising Money for the Military

This April, Army Sergeant, Paul Beddows, from Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of SSAFA, the UK’s oldest Armed Forces charity.

However, unlike most London Marathon participants who will be wearing their ‘usual’ sporting apparel, 33-year-old Paul has decided to wear a suit of armour, made up of 35k worth of steel plates, whilst running the gruelling 26.2 miles.

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Somerset local to walk 2,500 miles for SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity

The pledge comes after SSAFA helped her find her birth father, a former soldier

Su Paine, 54, has pledged to walk no less than 2,500 miles for SSAFA – 6.85 miles a day – in a year after a volunteer from SSAFA’s Somerset branch helped her to uncover the dramatic story of her birth father, a former soldier. For Su, who was adopted as a baby, it has been an emotional journey.

Starting with her birth certificate Su was able to track her father, Corporal Nick White, as far as the Royal Sussex Regiment.

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Injured veteran, who lost his eye while serving in Afghanistan, takes on London Marathon in aid of Blesma

An injured former lance corporal, who lost his right eye while serving in Afghanistan, is taking on the London Marathon this weekend in aid of military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.

David Chandler, 36, from Little Billing, Northampton will run 26 miles to thank Blesma for always being there when he needed them.

In 2009, David was serving with the Mercian Regiment in Afghanistan, when he was part of a Quick Reaction Force travelling to a request for assistance. His soldiers began getting too close together, meaning any blast or contact would have inflicted more causalities, and so he ordered them to space out.

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Stoll’s Chief Executive continues preparing for the London Marathon

Stoll’s Chief Executive, Ed Tytherleigh, continues preparing for the London Marathon and we hear an update on how his training is going.

Last month I declared my intention to run the London Marathon on Sunday April 22nd. The attempt is very much on and training is in full swing!

Stoll opens a new housing scheme in Aldershot in May this year and I am running to try and raise £10,000 to support the development.

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Military veteran to run London Marathon in aid of military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

Military veteran Matt Bale, 28, from Fraddon, Cornwall is taking on the London Marathon in aid of Blesma to say thanks for the support they gave his friend who lost both his legs.

Whilst going through basic training to join the Royal Engineers in 2008, Matt met James Wilson and the pair built up a strong friendship. In 2011, Sappers Matt and James were deployed to Afghanistan and their paths separated when James took up a role as a lead searcher for IEDs and Matt took up a role in construction. Not long into the tour, James unfortunately stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device and lost both his legs.

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Prince Harry launches the Walk Of America 2018

Six wounded veterans to walk 1,000 miles across America this summer to raise awareness of mental health
On Wednesday 11th April 2018 our latest expedition, the Walk Of America 2018, was successfully launched by Expedition Patron, Prince Harry.

During his speech, Prince Harry said: “Our nations, and in particular our Armed Forces, share a special bond. We have learned a great deal from each other about caring for our veterans, but together and separately we continue to face challenges.

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