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February 2015

The 2015 Cateran Yomp

The 2015 Cateran Yomp

​Registration for the 2015 Cateran Yomp is now open! Taking place in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish Highlands, the Yomp is a challenging trek of 54 miles over the course of 24 hours.

Hundreds of people take part each year, and from the pasta party the night before, through to the zip wires, archery and clay pigeon shooting in between, right up until you and your team cross the finish line, it's one of the most enjoyable fundraising events of the year....

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February 2015

Partnership between ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and RIFT raises over £40,000 for the Charity

Partnership between ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and RIFT raises over £40,000 for the Charity

The recent partnership between ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and RIFT, the UK’s leading tax refund agency, has now raised over £40,000 for the Charity. The partnership has been underway since the start of January 2014.

RIFT helps those in the Armed Forces who are due tax refunds for their travel expenses to claim it back. On average soldiers could claim back £2,500 as you can claim back for the last four years, according to RIFT. Since August 2013 RIFT has...

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February 2015

The Frontline Walk 2015

The Frontline Walk 2015

​After a hugely successful event in 2014, the Frontline Walk is back, taking you on a memorable journey through the historic and moving front lines of World War One. Walking and hiking your way through the infamous battlegrounds of the Somme and Ypres on your way to the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony, the Frontline Walk is an unforgettable and poignant experience, and a fitting way to mark the WWI centenaries.

Find out more about the walk and register your...

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December 2013

Henri, Executive Assistant and Combat Medic for B Coy, 3 Bn PWRR celebrates our soldiers

Henri, Executive Assistant and Combat Medic for B Coy, 3 Bn PWRR celebrates our soldiers

​Henri Stewart joined the Army Reserves at the same time as her brother and is currently attached to B Coy 3rd Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment as Combat Medic. 

She celebrates our soldiers because she thinks we need to remind them they have full public support and that we are thinking of them. She says ‘It can be a lonely job sometimes; whether out in the rain on exercise or on an operational tour, soldiers leave their family and loved ones for...

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December 2013

Radio and TV presenter Chris Tarrant celebrates our soldiers

Radio and TV presenter Chris Tarrant celebrates our soldiers

​The Celebrate our Soldiers campaign was launched last week, and our supporters have been sharing why people should get behind the campaign. 

Radio and TV presenter Chris Tarrant says why he’s backing our serving soldiers and veterans – and how we should all support them - as well as how his family experience inspired him to start writing his book ‘Dad’s War’.

Chris said: ‘I think it would be dreadful if these guys are risking their lives, and losing...

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