Beeline Britain

One of the Last Great British Adventures…….

Carrying the baton

Throughout our straight-line journey we will be carrying a unique and symbolic object.

Presented to us during our visit to RAF Benson, the Baton has been crafted batonfrom the handle of a stretcher used in battle to carry the wounded and those in need.

The Baton is a symbol of national conscience, of pride, hope, courage and suffering. Most importantly, it is a message of gratitude from those who wish to support the brave men and women of our armed forces who regularly risk their lives so that we may live with freedom of choice, peace and safety.

batonimg1To the men and women of our armed forces, be assured of our pride, respect and thanks, for your professionalism, humanity and dedication to the task. Even though you may be serving in the furthest corners of the globe you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Out of sight will never be out of mind.

For its creator Alan Rowe MBE it’s all about keeping this message alive.

Download a full copy of his message here.

BFBSJulie Knox of the British Forces Broadcast Service (BFBS) produced the television news piece “Adventurers launch unusual challenge for charity”. Watch video here.

For more information about the Baton visit www.thebaton.co.uk

 

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