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RAF Honington regiment’s 453 mile bike ride in memory of armed forces members killed in Afghanistan

Members of 26 Squadron RAF Regiment take part in a charity cycle ride for Combat Stress and the Royal British Legion ANL-140207-162031001

Members of 26 Squadron RAF Regiment take part in a charity cycle ride for Combat Stress and the Royal British Legion ANL-140207-162031001

Gunners at RAF Honington used pedal power to complete a 453 mile charity bike ride - each mile representing the fatality of a member of the british armed forces on active duty in Afghanistan.

Four teams of four personnel from 26 Squadron RAF Regiment cycled in relays around the perimeter of the base last Wednesday in aid of Combat Stress and the Royal British Legion.

The challenge was expected to take 36 hours to complete with each team completing at least 111 miles and all four joining forces to tackle the final nine miles.

Speaking before the event, Flying Officer Tony Francis, aged 26, who is an officer commanding B Flight 26 Sqn RAF Regiment, said: “This will be an opportunity for us to give back to such generous charities which, through the years, have provided such essential help to those affected by conflict.”

Senior Aircraftsman James Mitchell, aged 21, added: “This is a great way of raising money for these worthwhile charities.”

 

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