HAPPY 80TH ANNIVERSARY TO RAF LEEMING!

To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of RAF Leeming, and to herald another magnificent 80 years, 4 riders and 2 support crew from RAF Leeming cycled between Morecambe and Bridlington between 19-22 July.

This is the well-known coast-to-coast route ‘The Way of the Roses’: 170 miles along minor roads, disused railway lines and specially constructed cycle paths.

Over two days, the team chocked up 2 miles to commemorate every year, with an extra 10 thrown in for good measure! An impressive 110 miles was cycled on Day 1, with the remaining 60 on Day 2. 

Paying their respects, wreaths were laid at a crash site near RAF Linton on Ouse and former RAF Carnaby. The team also visited the Kohima museum at 2 Signal Regiment and learnt about the Battle of Kohima during WW2. 

Of course, Force Development opportunities like this are also crucial to developing communication and leadership skills, not to mention mental and physical resilience and fitness.

Well done to the team of riders: Sgt Gary Powell; Sgt Nathan O’Neil; Sgt Sam Middleton; Cpl Graham Parkhill. A huge thank you to the support crew who kept everyone on track, fed, hydrated and motivated: Cpl Christopher Marr and SAC Steven Hutchinson.