Marching for Honour

Armed Forces personnel yesterday started speed-marching nearly 1,000 miles to raise £1 million for The Royal British Legion’s latest fundraising initiative, March For Honour.

Teams from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines will march from different locations towards Wootton Bassett before marching on to London to deliver a Book of Remembrance to The Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall on Remembrance Day.

March For Honour creator, Lance Corporal Ram Patten spoke about the event: “Having served in Afghanistan, I truly appreciate the support the Legion provided to me and my family. The March provides an opportunity to thank The Royal British Legion, raise vital funds and make the public aware of the brilliant work they do.”

The Royal British Legion’s Director of National Events & Fundraising, Russell Thompson OBE, said: “March For Honour encapsulates what we are all about. The funds raised from March For Honour and the 2010 Poppy Appeal will fund our vital welfare and rehabilitation work for the Armed Forces community.

“The Legion spends over £1.4 million each week in its work and we have recently committed £12 million to The Royal British Legion Battle Back Challenge Centre, a facility being built to help rehabilitate injured and seriously wounded Servicemen through adaptive use of sport and adventurous training,” he added.

More: To donate, please visit or donate £3 by texting March to 70222.