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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

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...

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...

Welcome to our new Trustee, Lee Spencer

We're really pleased to let you know that The Baton now has a new addition to our board of trustees.  Lee Spencer served as a Royal Marine for over 24 years completing operational tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan before sustaining a life changing injury...

HMS Sheffield remembered

On this day HMS Sheffield, Daryl Cope RN and her crew remembered.. The Royal Navy's HMS Sheffield was part of the Task Force 317 that went down to the Falkland Islands during the Falklands war. On the 4th May she was struck by an Exocet anti-ship missile from a Super...

How Baton support works – going the extra mile…

The case of a young family (mum and three children) who were left without a father was introduced to us by SSAFA they had to leave forces accommodation as quickly as they could, eventually the local council came up with a semi detached house, the state of which left...

The Power of the Baton on Mountains

Well it’s done…the first challenge at least and it was brutal – we had three seasons in one day and aptly one per mountain too.   Ben Nevis – we started the climb just after mid day on the Saturday and with the mountain covered in low cloud it was tricky to see...

The Dakar Baton flies high with Wildcats Aerobatics

Back in March this year Debbie Harrison approached Willie Cruickshank, Wildcat 2 pilot with the Wildcat Aerobatics team, to ask if he would like to fly with The Baton. The Wildcats are building a strong reputation nationally for their spectacular displays and had a...