Our supporters and veterans do some amazing things to support our charity.



Hana Barten with her grandfather, David Barten

Hana to run Royal Parks Half Marathon for her grandfather

Hana Barten, 23 and originally from Colchester, decided she wanted to give something back to the charity in memory of her grandfather.She says: Hana, whose late grandfather, David Barten, known among friends and family as Tiger, served as a Desert …

31 May 2017 11:00
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Munition workers - Small Arms Cartridge Factory

Women blinded while “minding the fort” on the Home Front

During the First World War the Government requisitioned and constructed purpose-built factories manufacturing military resources. These factories played a significant role in the war effort, especially after the 1915 ‘Shell Scandal’ where a shortage …

18 May 2017 08:00
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Martin Wilson, wearing a full bomb disposal suit, competing in the Southampton Marathon

Soldier attempts Southampton Marathon in 33kg bomb suit

Martin Wilson, 38 and currently stationed in Germany, attempted to complete the 26-mile course in a bomb suit, weighing 33kg. While Martin was unable to finish the whole course, he still managed an incredible 13.1 miles, despite the extra weight. He…

05 May 2017 12:00
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