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Ipswich: Corporal organises Poppy Run in honour of fallen comrades

10:42 03 December 2012

Pictured: A patriotic serviceman finishing the Poppy Run at Camp Bastion.

SOLDIERS in Afghanistan completed the Royal British Legion (RBL) ‘Poppy Run’ at Camp Bastion on Remembrance Sunday.

The ‘Poppy Run’ is a national series of runs, launched in 2011 that aims to raise awareness of and funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.  On the 11th November at 11 o’clock (pm) over 200 runners completed a 5km run which provided an opportunity for personnel to physically challenge themselves whilst raising money for this very worthwhile and poignant charity. 


Photo credit to read: Cpl Jamie Peters RLC

Pictured: A patriotic serviceman finishing the Poppy Run at Camp Bastion. SOLDIERS in Afghanistan completed the Royal British Legion (RBL) ‘Poppy Run’ at Camp Bastion on Remembrance Sunday. The ‘Poppy Run’ is a national series of runs, launched in 2011 that aims to raise awareness of and funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. On the 11th November at 11 o’clock (pm) over 200 runners completed a 5km run which provided an opportunity for personnel to physically challenge themselves whilst raising money for this very worthwhile and poignant charity. Photo credit to read: Cpl Jamie Peters RLC

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Ipswich man hosts Poppy Run at Camp Bastion

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SOLDIERS at Camp Bastion completed a Poppy Run in honour of fallen troops and to raise cash for a treasured appeal.

The Poppy Run – held on Remembrance Sunday – was organised by Corporal Trevor Bygate from Ipswich who is currently serving with 662 Squardron Army Air Corp.

Cpl Bygate has been heavily involved in raising money for charity for a number of years but this was the largest event he has s organised.

He said: “I was really pleased and a little nervous about the number of people who turned up, just in case anything went wrong, but it couldn’t have gone any better.”

Poppy Runs take place around the country to raise awareness of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The event at Camp Bastion was the first time it had been completed outside the UK, and the Royal British Legion’s Jim Cowan was delighted it was organised in such an important day.

Cpl Bygate added: “When I first contacted Jim about my idea he was thrilled that serving personnel on operations would be willing to participate, and I could not have asked for more support.”

The race was won by Sergeant Dave McArthur currently serving with the Joint Fire Targeting Group who completed the run in 18 minutes and six seconds.

The event raised more than £2,023 for the poppy appeal.

Cpl Bygate’s Squardron is part of the Joint Aviation Group based at Camp Bastion.

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