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.”


More support for a veteran

Generous and selfless support for a veteran through SSAFA Devon epitomising the Baton's ethos in Devon this afternoon...Our grateful thanks to 'Baton Family' Phil and Tanya Ford Afordable Services Removals Man & Van Storage Clearance & Packing Service for...
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Royal Navy Recovery Centre

Today was a great day out for Alan and Trustee Baz Gray as they paid a very special visit to the Royal Navy Recovery Centre (Hasler Company) HMS DRAKE set within the Plymouth Dockyard. Hasler Company has been the custodian of one of the Batons since the very early...
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The Baton Poem

The Baton Poem written by Lee John Waters reflecting on his battlefield injuries is now printed on parachute silk used in action in Afghanistan - as is the Baton's Message of Conscience. The poem silk will soon join all the messages in each baton to be carried by...
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The Baton sponsors