On the 18th August 2019 we set out from the source of the River Thames, a small depression in a field to the south west of Cirencester, to carry “George” our dummy Soldier on his stretcher along the length of the Thames. Over the next fourteen days we covered almost 180 miles in temperatures which, at times, exceeded 30 degrees. On the final day, from Westminster to Tower Bridge we walked along the South Bank of the River, we then crossed Tower Bridge and returned along the North Bank to arrive at the Iraq & Afghanistan Memorial where we laid a Cross of Poppies in Memory of Ben and his five comrades of the Royal Military Police who died on 24th June 2003. Along the way, thanks to the generosity of the people we met, we collected £2,574.91 in our buckets. With sponsorship and on-line donations we expect the total to exceed £4,500.
We are grateful to everyone who gave their support, including the serving members of the Royal Military Police who joined us along the way.
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