Launching The Baton
The first of the Annual Baton Relay Runs..
Saturday Nov 7th 2008
The team gathered in the evening a definite air of excitement and anticipation, they then boarded the crew bus and support vehicle and set off for RAF Lyneham. The station personnel at RAF Lyneham were very supportive and accommodating.
The team were photographed in front of a 30 Squadron Hercules by our photographer Andy Billing, wished the very best of luck by Flt Lt Huw Thomas and other members of RAF 30 Sqn who then cheered the team off at 2200.
The objective – the National Memorial Arboretum Lichfield to enter the Armed forces Memorial at 14.30 on the Sunday – sixteen and a half hours to do the 110 miles. The whole team were incredible, considering that few knew the other members of the team at the start. A shared belief in the Baton’s cause meant the team gelled fabulously through the whole event.