Here are some pictures of our Chairman, Joanna Cadman’s 100 mile walk in aid of the Royal British Legion, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, ending WWI.
D-Day -1: Joanna and Jeffery Long exploring Sandwich:
Day 1 – Off she goes:
Joanna with the Mayor & the President of the Sandwich Royal British Legion.
Jeffrey talking to ITV Meridian about the journey.
Our intrepid walkers reach the sea front at Deal.
Major Gomez manager of the Battle of Britain Memorial shows off the replica Spitfire to Chairman Joanna and RSSG member Jeffrey.
The party view the memorial of a pilot sat in the centre of a propeller.
At the Memorial ‘Step Short’ Arch in Folkestone Chairman Joanna and RSSG member Jeffrey Long were greeted by RBL
Chairman Joanna panted a cross to commemorate a Folkestone VC, Corporal William Cotter, The Buffs! She was accompanied by the Mayor & RSSG member who is accompanying Joanna on her epic 100 miles for 100 years walk to raise funds for the RBL.
Joanna met up with Eileen and Jean – two of the Society’s old staff members.
“Oh rats, there’s the footpath I should be on, the other side of the A20!”
Members of the Dymchurch Royal British Legion met us late afternoon at the War Memorial.
I think I’m winning!
Rye – lunch!
A young admirer at Dymchurch Station with Joanna & Jeffrey. He was interested in Joanna’s great-grandfather’s First World Medals.
Joanna given the low down on the lovely Hercules by the driver, Ian Botting.
They were privileged to ride in the Royal Saloon once used by our Royal Patron The Queen in the 1950’s. Thanks to Station Supervisor at Dymchurch, Suzy Daly and General Manager, Danny Martin.
On arrival at the end of the line at Dungerness, Jeffrey & Joanna thanked the guard, Andy Hunt, who had been so helpful with an interesting commentary during the Journey.
Thursday night stay at Pett. Their Church beautifully decorated with poppies by the Pett WI. What a gorgeous tribute. Chairman at the Church Door.
Jeffrey & Joanna admire the display at Pett Church.
End of a busy day. Our intrepid fund raisers were joined at dinner by Delia and Elaine, Society members, who will join her walk from Fairlight to Cooden Beach tomorrow!
A windy day at the De La Ware pavilion the walkers with local resident Reg.
Jeffrey hangs on to his hat in the gale force winds at the De La Ware Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea.
Knock knock – who’s there. Joanna examines one of the half boats now used as buildings on the Hastings beach.
The gang to try to launch the boat on Hastings Beach, with no luck.
On Saturday 10th Joanna planted a cross for CSM NELSON CARTER VC (Royal Sussex) alongside a memorial to him in the Eastbourne Memorial gardens. Jeffrey planted one for Cpl James Dawson VC RE.
A cannon from Napoleonic times stands guard outside the Eastbourne redoubt. Once again the wind seems to want Jeffrey’s beret!
On the last day of the walk, having already walked 100 miles Joanna & Jeffrey start off at 8.30am at the Seaford War Memorial where they laid a cross for Major Cuthbert Bromley VC of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Then it was off to the port at Newhaven to join with the towns commemoration at 11am.
We gather at the Seaford memorial before the off for the final 3 miles to Newhaven
At Tide Mills, the forgotten village between Seaford & Newhaven near the First World War seaplane base.
Newhaven Harbour Station with the national RSSG Standard carried by Frank Holland (Seahaven Branch) to lead Chairman Joanna Cadman to the War Memorial. She was accompanied by Jeffrey Long.
On Armistice Day 2018 we stood on one of the platforms where in the First World War many men went to their fate on the battlefields.
After the service on the final day of their walk Joanna & Jeffrey were thanked by Seahaven Branch vice-President , Cllr Steve Saunders & former Mayor of Newhaven.
Thanks to Newhaven Town for welcoming Joanna Cadman, RSSG Chairman, and our Standard Bearer, Frank Holland, who carried the National Standard of RSSG at the head of the parade.