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The VC Battle of Britain 80 Challenge

August 31, 2020

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Take part in The VC Battle of Britain 80 Challenge and cover at least 80kms between 1-15 September 2020 and raise vital funds for The Veterans Charity.

Using human power only (walk, run, swim or cycle), the challenge is to cover 80kms in 15 days between 1st - 15th September, finishing on Battle of Britain Day.

For those who like an even bigger challenge, you can attempt to cover the full 80kms on Battle of Britain Day itself.

The VC Battle of Britain 80 Challenge is free to enter and everyone who raises at least £80 in donations for The Veterans Charity will receive a special limited edition t-shirt!

* All funds raised on The VC Battle of Britain 80 Challenge must be for The Veterans Charity and be raised using either the JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving platforms.

The Pegasus Bridge Show!

June 04, 2020

A special commemoration for D-Day 76

To commemorate DDay76, for the first time ever, we are making The Pegasus Bridge Show available to watch online.

The Pegasus Bridge Show! was written and performed by former Oxf and Bucks LI Officer, Michael Bawtree, exclusively for the charity in 2008.

Several hundred people, including Veterans of the operation and their relatives, enjoyed live performances at RMA Sandhurst, Victory Services Club in London, Royal School in Bath and Oxford Town Hall. The performance in Oxford was attended by Hollywood Actor, Richard Todd who landed by parachute close to the bridge on D-Day and later went on to play the role of Major John Howard in the film, 'The Longest Day'.

The Pegasus Bridge Show! will be available in two parts:

Part 1 - Crossing the Channel: 1066 to 1944 (45 mins) - watch it from 5th June 2020

Part 2 - The Epic Story of Pegasus Bridge (45 mins) - watch it from 6th June 2020

We are making this fantastic show available to watch for FREE as part of our remit to honour the heroes who spearheaded the entire D-Day invasion with the assault on Pegasus and Horsa Bridges but we invite you to make a donation to The Veterans Charity in return for enjoying the show.

Every year, The Veterans Charity attends the annual commemorations in Normandy and provides support to hundreds of Veterans who visit Memorial Pegasus Museum. The charity also raises funds whilst in Normandy. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are unable to attend this year and will lose not only the valuable income that the trip generates but also the chance to catch up with many friends and supporters of the charity.

We hope many people will enjoy The Pegasus Bridge Show! and be reminded of the heroic and courageous acts of the men of the 'Coup de Main' operation which spearheaded the liberation.

HAM AND JAM!

VE Festival

May 07, 2021

An amazing celebration for the 76th anniversary of VE Day - 8/9 May 2021

* POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID19

 

We are hosting a terrific FREE event in Barnstaple's historic town centre to commemorate the 76th anniversary of VE Day and to raise funds for The Veterans Charity to help provide immediate needs support to Veterans facing hardship and distress.

  • Live music throughout the town centre

  • Dancing and entertainment

  • Stage performances including our headline act The Liberty Sisters, Tamsin Ball, Betty Bluebird, Stagecoach Performing Arts and more

  • Entertainment including Adrian Ward Magician, Vera Carey and a very special display form the creators of Ilfracombe Remembers

  • Military and period themed displays including a WW2 time tunnel

  • Children's Street Party on Butcher's Row

  • Dancing

  • VIP guests including WW2 Veterans

  • Period vehicles and static displays from some of the South West's leading Living History Groups and museums

SATURDAY 9th and SUNDAY 10th MAY 2020

THE FORCES MARCH 2021

May 25, 2021

The Forces March 2021 will be staged from 26th - 30th May 2021.

135 miles in the footsteps of WW2 heroes from Ilfracombe to Bulford over 5 days.

Entries for our annual adventure challenge are open now at www.forcesmarch.org.uk

Entries are open to serving military, Veterans and civilians, runners or walkers!

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