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Fen Tigers

taking on The Frontline Walk- an epic 100km trek for ABF The Soldiers' Charity because they have organised the event

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  • Team members: Mark Nolan
  • Event: Frontline Walk 2016, 05 Oct 2016 to 09 Oct 2016

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

We provide a lifetime of support to the wider Army Family

Charity Registration No. 1146420 & SCO39189

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Mark and I are taking on The Frontline Walk- an epic 100km trek across the battle fields of Northern France and Belgium from the 5-9th October 2016 . It's going to be tough but I'm doing this to raise money for a very important cause. All of the money raised is going to ABF The Soldiers' Charity. The Soldiers’ Charity give lifetime support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. They provide financial assistance to those in real need. That’s what they been here to offer for 70 years. Thank you for your support.

As you know Mark and I have raced and trialled sidecars, and in a reflection of the changing times have decided that this is to be our event for 2016.

The Fen Tigers was the nickname for the Cambridgeshire Regiment.

Troops of the 4th/5th Black Watch, the 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment and the 17th King's Royal Rifle Corps of the 117th Brigade, took part in the capture of Schwaben Redoubt, a fortress dominating Thiepval, in October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Three German counter-attacks on 15 October, supported by Flammenwerfer detachments were defeated. C Company of the battalion then performed an important role in the capture of a boiler house and then refused to fall back when they came under counter-attack during the Battle of Passchendaele in July 1917. Some 77 officers and 789 other ranks were killed during the First World War from this regiment alone.

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