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The 135 Challenge

April 30, 2020

Complete the distance of The Forces March (135 miles) during the month of May!

In May, we would have been hosting The Forces March for the 10th time however, that is not possible due to the Covid19 crisis so, we have decided to create a fabulous challenge instead.


We want people to complete the distance of The Forces March, 135 miles, throughout the month of May and raise money for The Veterans Charity whilst doing it!


Walk, run, cycle, hop, skip or jump. How you do it doesn’t matter. Stay safe, follow distancing guidelines, keep fit and make a big difference!

VE Festival

May 07, 2021

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



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


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

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


Khaos is coming....

A brand new charity fundraiser for The Veterans Charity...... coming soon!

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