Six soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment are going to walk the 230 miles from their base in Catterick, N Yorkshire to the Barnet TA Centre in London ...... in 12 days. And they're doing it all to raise funds for Veterans Aid.
The man behind the fundraiser is WOII Danny Morgan and the other five in the team are Cpl Lee Davison, Cpl Gav Watts, Cpl Michael Foster, L/Cpl Dave Murray and Sgt Michael Butcher.
Not content with simply walking the 230 miles, the guys are planning to give it an extra twist by overlaying it with the rigours of a Tactical Advance to Battle (TAB) - i.e. adding in weighted patrol packs and moving at a rapid pace.
They leave the Infantry Training Centre at Catterick on Monday 22nd February and will arrive at Barnet on Friday 5th March. 20 miles a day carrying 45lbs: piece of cake!
“At the end of the day these men and women, who we and Veterans Aid are trying to help, have given the best years of their lives ensuring that the country in which we live stays safe and free from enemies. And now they face the biggest fight of their lives. So I feel that it is only right to show that the bond and the brotherhood upon which the Forces thrives extends beyond the day on which you hand in your uniform.”
All the best, lads!
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Visit Veterans Aid, click on "Donations" and select Soldiers Walk for Veterans Aid in the 'Additional details - I would like my donation to support' box.
Veterans Aid: Soldiers Walk