Our round-up includes Falklands 40 Commemorations, reunions, filming and even skydiving!
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, teams of Royal Marines stationed in Commando Units across the country came together to recreate the legendary 56-mile yomp.
Many others chose to do a shorter challenge, joining the larger teams for the last 5.6 miles. The target? To raise £56,000 for the Royal Marines Family.
Vic and Hannah joined the CTCRM team on the final Exmouth to Lympstone stretch of their marathon walk and, though the lads professed it would be a ‘slow walk back to camp’, they quickly found out first-hand that this was certainly not the case and had to speed march or run just to keep up! But the weather was great, unlike the hours of torrential rain and high winds they’d faced when supporting the 30cdo team at Plymouth Hoe the previous day.
Our huge thanks to everybody who took part in this awesome fundraising campaign. Your support has been incredible. And, guess what? ..with gift aid, the £56,000 target has been achieved!
The ‘Meeting of Minds’
The Health & Wellbeing team hosted a ‘Meeting of Minds’ event last week at the Gordon Messenger Centre, bringing together those who support serving personnel and veterans.
The aim was to raise awareness and understanding of military culture and provide an insight into what it means to be a Royal Marine. It proved a valuable networking opportunity and sharing of best practices in and around the subject of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
‘Lifting The Lid’ Filming
A two-day film shoot took place as part of the next stage of our ‘Lifting The Lid’ project, incorporating prominent training at CTCRM and focusing on seven members of the Corps family. Keep a look out for the finished film that is scheduled for release in September.
The ‘Lifting The Lid‘ project has been funded by a two-year partnership with The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s specialist target programme, ‘One is Too Many’.
‘One Is Too Many’ was created to address the difficulties experienced by vulnerable veterans in dealing with suicidal thoughts and feelings, but who are not successfully accessing the support that they need.
Saturday saw more skydivers take to the skies in support of the Charity, some of which had won company-sponsored ‘lucky dip’ places. They were joined by their Jorvik Design Group colleagues simultaneously doing the same thing in Portugal! How amazing!
At the weekend, we also had runners taking part in our Jurassic Coast and Cotswolds 100km Ultra-Marathon challenges.
Well done and a huge thank you to everyone!
On Friday, at the Pass Out of 318 Troop, the ‘King’s Squad’, we had the pleasure of hosting five reunions – 777 Squad from 1962; 65 and 64 Troop from 1972; 3 Troop Alpha Coy; 40 Cdo – Falklands 40 reunion and 596 Troop from 1991, with one veteran having travelled all the way from Australia!