The Baton is a symbol of national conscience

“The Baton is a symbol of national conscience, crafted with care and respect from the handle of a stretcher – symbolising pride, hope, courage and suffering.

Primarily set up for awareness it carries a message of gratitude from those who wish to support the brave men and women of our armed forces who have and do risk their lives so that we may live with freedom of choice, peace and safety.

Any funds donated are used for immediate (often emergency) support and to assist individuals striving to improve their personal situation, the history of this can be seen on our Welfare Support page – no wages are paid and minimal expenses taken just ordinary people doing what they can simply because they care.

The Baton Family – there for serving, former serving, their families and often those who feel forgotten.”


The Baton at TANKFEST 2017

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on tickets to TANKFEST this year, why not come and visit the Baton's stand...   We're in the Tank Story Hall and will be looking forward to seeing friends from the previous years
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The Baton Run 2017, 110 Miles in a night

The Baton Run has a purpose, The Baton is asking society to remember the freedoms we all enjoy and the effects of defending them on service personnel and their families. What better place to start than inside a C17 of 99 Squadron RAF RAF Brize Norton who amongst other...
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The Baton runs the Exeter Marathon 2017

The Baton team of Baz Gray Mark White, Kevin Hawker Jenny Lane and Alan all completed the Exeter Marathon on Sunday - Congratulations to Kev for coming in 5th overall and to Jenny for completing her first marathon in under 5 hours. Baz, Mark and Alan took a steady...
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The Baton sponsors