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Mark Threadgold

Blind veterans Mark and Steve to complete three-day Iceland trek

Mark Threadgold, 49 and from Saltdean, was in the gym at our training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton when he first came across the challenge, which will begin on 31 August and has been arranged by The Not Forgotten Association. He says: “One …

30 August 2017 10:00
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Battle of Passchendaele Nov 1917, men carry wounded soldiers through boggy land

On the centenary of Passchendaele, we remember them.

Constant shelling churned the clay soil and smashed drainage systems. Within a few days, the heaviest rain for 30 years had turned the soil into a bog, producing mud that clogged up rifles and immobilised tanks. It eventually became so deep that men …

31 July 2017 07:00
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Blind veteran Chris Humphrey in his garden tending his plants

Norwich blind veteran to welcome visitors to Hampton Court show garden

Chris Humphrey, 65 and from Thorpe End, will be volunteering as an ambassador for Blind Veterans UK and welcoming visitors to the garden and encouraging anyone who could receive support from us to get in touch. After joining the Royal Navy in 1967, …

3 July 2017 14:00
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