Jacobs Dunkirk Challenge 2020

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Sadly we've now had to postpone the Dunkirk Challenge until the 81st Anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuations. Jacob has now raised close to £25,000 in just over 12 months so we couldn't do nothing this year. We decided to commemorate the end of the Battle of Britain on it's 80th anniversary and Jacob's 7th birthday by doing an even harder challenge to remember 'The Few'.
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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Thank you to everyone who donated and by way of an update...

    Jacob completed his Battle of Britain challenge walking 35 miles in two days wearing his flying suit from the former RAF Manston site to The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne. He’s now raised over £30,000 to date for RAF veterans.
    Here’s a video of what he described as the best day of his life when he crossed the finish line.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I saw that too Clive. Glad to see Dad let the boy do all the talking. Well done to you both, Andy you must be and should be so very proud.
     
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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    He did OK :lol:
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    That feels like a lifetime ago Clive. Allan Scott passed away towards the end of last year, such a shame as Jacob was hoping to meet him again this year.
     
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    From the Daily Mail 22/4/21

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