On this page we hope to highlight planned charity events being undertaken by 202 Squadron Association members or others who have a link to 202 Squadron or SAR Force in general.
Lands End to John O'Groats by Bicycle
On Behalf of the RAFBF
Recently retired RAF Regional Liaison Officer Scotland, Wg Cdr Bob Lander,is planning to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats, largely solo and unsupported, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. After 44 years in the RAF,starting as a navigator on Vulcans before spending many years either flying on, or involved with, SAR, Bob would like to give just a little back to the Service and raise as much as possible for the Fund. Living in Scotland, training since January has often been a cold and wet affair with hours spent looking out of the garage door sat on the turbo-
May after averaging over 80 miles/day. The ride is approximately 1000 miles which involves some three-
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On Behalf of CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE
I’m writing to ask if you will consider a charitable donation to Cruse Bereavement Care. In over 2 decades of Search and Rescue flying I've seen the aftermath of too many personal disasters: fatal accidents, suicides and debilitating illness. I’ve had my own near-
Over 15 days, (13 -
I am willing to sing for my supper too. Connectivity in remote places permitting, I am hoping to update my Justgiving page (below), but will also be happy to give information about the highs and lows of attempting the TGO Challenge across Scotland and the challenges of dealing with bereavement that Cruse try to help with.
For more information on the challenge follow the link
300 or so people are accepted to take part each year. Every participant’s route is of their own devising. I will be wild camping in my trusty tent every night – high on ridges, in forests, next to lochs and rivers.
Minimum distance (as shown), depending on the number of scenic detours:
≈240 miles (9 marathons) -
>60,000 ft of climb (2 Mt Everests) – approx. 4000 ft per day
I start at Torridon in the far North West and over the mountains around Lochs Mullardoch and Monar. The first town passed is Fort Augustus by Loch Ness in the Great Glen. Then over the Monadhliath to include the mountains to the along the A9. From Kingussie, I route via the beautiful Glen Feshie, over the Cairngorms and through Braemar and Glen Clova to finish at Montrose. This is a taxing route with only a few opportunities for a short-
Andrew (Windy) Miller
Because not everyone can walk it off…