December 2017 will mark the 75th anniversary of Operation FRANKTON, which has been described as the most courageous raid of WW2. The Cockleshell Heroes have been immortalised by a Hollywood film, documentaries and books but, more significantly, they are part of Royal Marine heritage.
To help commemorate this milestone anniversary, The Royal Marines Charity will be supporting members of the Naval Service Recovery Centre Hasler (formerly known as Hasler Company) to retrace the epic 85 mile paddle down the Gironde river to Bordeaux and 100-mile escape route across land; all carried out over the actual anniversary dates.
Accompanied by other serving and former RM and RN, along with The Royal Marines Charity Trustee Mr Keith Breslauer, and kindly supported by Patron Capital Partners, these heroes of today will undertake a pilgrimage that can only simulate a very small element of what Major ‘Blondie’ Hasler’s men went through in 1942.
Providing support to an adaptive Adventure Training (AT) expedition, such as Cockleshell Endeavour, is just one example of The Royal Marines Charity’s ‘Quality of Life Pathway’ but this particular event is also a true demonstration of how the whole Corps Family will pull together to honour such a momentous occasion.
Celebrate the Royal Marines birthday with Cakes for Commandos.
The official date for Cakes for Commando is the 28th October, but you can bake for Bootnecks whenever, wherever and however you like. Small or big, tea or coffee, socially distanced or virtual - Cakes for Commandos is what you make it.
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