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The Danish Baton

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Kim Thysegen lives on the island of Bornholm and is the custodian of the Danish Baton, Kim and Alan met in Washington DC where both ran the Marine Corps Marathon 2013

In 2014 Kim, Peter Møllebro and Alan ran the Copenhagen Half Marathon with the Danish Baton, stopping to hand out the Baton’s Message translated to Danish as they ran. Later that June Kim was invited over by Alan to join the Baton Run team that runs each year 110 miles through the night in relay from RAF Brize Norton to the UK’s National Memorial Arboretum, where they lay the Baton’s wreath.

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On returning to Bornholm, Kim organised the ‘Baton Run Denmark’ again running through the night 110 miles, the run will take place on the 4th & 5th September from Slagelse – Copenhagen to finish at the Kastellet where the team will lay a wreath in memory of fallen comrades.

Danish forces are our allies serving throughout the world supporting the UK as well as United Nations duties, we have stood shoulder to shoulder together on many occasions and proud to be associated with them.

The MERT stretcher that the Baton’s were cut from carried Danish forces as well as other allies, therefore crossing all borders to promote a better understanding and support – as in the case of our own forces and families, they deserve no less than is rightfully owed them by their service to maintain freedom…


A translation of The Message can be downloaded here