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Dave's Around the World in Ancient Days.

Walking around the world for SSAFA because I'm supporting Warwickshire and Coventry Branch

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SSAFA

We are SSAFA. We provide lifelong support to our Armed Forces and their families

Charity Registration No. 210760

Story

After leaving school I served 14 years as an infantryman in The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. When I eventually left the Army, I retrained as a Paramedic but never lost the wanderlust which had ingrained itself in to me throughout my military career 

I eventually moved into the remote medicine world and have served as a paramedic in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, South Africa, Uganda and Iraq. I have spent the last few years working as an Offshore Medic, predominantly in the North Sea.

Over the past 5 years I have also completed a Degree in Paramedic Science at Coventry University and a Masters Degree in Critical Care at Cardiff University. I have travelled extensively in order to research the great passion in my life, which is searching for the true history and origins of the human race. I am extremely interested in worldwide pre-historic sites, that pose questions which accepted history fails to answer. I intend to visit and discuss many of these locations during my trip around the world. 

Also I wish to highlight the suffering caused to countless numbers of human beings, due to man's desire to fight wars. To help achieve both of these I will be writing a 'Blog' during my travels, in which I hope to give a lighthearted view of my adventures, whilst also asking some thought provoking questions. 

This will been combined with my love of watching Football, being a fan of both Coventry City and England. I have supported Coventry City FC since childhood and I have followed England to 2 World Cups (Germany 2006, Brazil 2014 and also the Euro 2016 finals in France) and will do so again, as part of my trip, in Russia during the summer of 2018.

SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity, provides lifetime support for all of our service personnel, their families & dependants and is the oldest tri-service military charity in the country, being formed 133 years ago, in 1885, in Warwickshire. An old comrade & good friend of mine is the local Branch Secretary for the Warwickshire and Coventry area and I have seen the work they do to provide support for the local Armed Forces community. 

There is an example of the type of work SSAFA do at the bottom of this page. No matter where you may be in the country, this could be happening on your doorstep and that's why SSAFA are within reach...to give support....for life.

You can read all about and follow my around the world trek at:- 

www.davemillscontinentaldrift.com  

I foresee it taking 18 months to 2 years.

 I would like to help every human being affected by war but I have to be realistic. That is why I am hoping to raise money for SSAFA so I can at least start by helping those who live in my part of the world.... but from small acorns, mighty oaks grow?


Thank you so much for any donation you can make.

Take Care.

Dave Mills.


SSAFA Case Study:

Louis served with the Parachute Regiment, completing two tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. While on patrol in in Helmand Province he was injured by a grenade and his leg was badly damaged, later being amputated. After he was medically discharged, SSAFA were there to help Louis retrain as an electrician, as well as making sure his house was fully accessible to him. In 2015 SSAFA helped over 60,000 people like Louis.

By raising funds for SSAFA I am helping them to be there for even more veterans, reservists, serving personnel and their families.

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