Royal Marines Veterans Speed March

A group of twelve retired Royal Marines, all over the age of 45, will be taking on a marathon distance speed march around the streets of London on 21 July 2024.

The event is the brainchild of former Royal Marine RSM (Rtr’d) Barry ‘Baz’ Gray. He explains::

“The aim is to raise awareness and increase the understanding of the mental health challenges facing many of our veteran community. It is also to raise much-needed funds for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity so that they can continue to push forward the powerful work that they do in this vitally important area.

Our secondary aim will be to raise awareness of the mental health of all of our service veterans, and indeed their families.”

But this event is not just for this indomitable dozen!

In looking for additional business and corporate support to make the event as big a success as possible – and with a series of other events throughout the year around the country – Baz adds:

“Many veterans and sponsors will be joining us without weight and running behind our team in the same military fashion. So, if you are reading this and it sounds like something you would like to do, become involved with – or even sponsor – then please reach out via the details at the end.”

And for those that do get involved, there are lots of terrific and very privileged opportunities to join some very exclusive events, too, including a special evening at the Tower of London.

More info here The Royal Marines Veterans Speed March Team is fundraising for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity (

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