Sunflowers for Soldiers: a walk for the wounded and our armed forces

Sunflowers for Soldiers ‘Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.’ Nelson Mandela Recession, shattered career plans and 5 fractured vertebrae later the bite of conscience grips its teeth into this aspiring Army lawyer and serving reserve soldier. I was obsessed with the camaraderie and challenge of […]

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Alan, WWII Veteran on Normandy Landings & Field Marshall Montgomery

It’s rather awe-inspiring when you meet and chat with a man who served in WWII on D-Day. Such a pivotal period in the history of our Country and the World. Alan, a Veteran Royal Marine, service number Po/x119167, served from 8 April 1943 – 9 August 1946 was at the pub one evening when I […]

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Endurance challenge: 90 miles non-stop with Royal Marines


They can because they think they can Virgil Does 90 miles non-stop endurance challenge hurt? Yes. As suspected, it was a rather painful endurance test. I would go as far to say, it is the second most challenging ‘thing’ I have yet been privy to. Although working in an office has to be up there […]

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