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The Last Overland: Singapore to London

We're driving 10,000 miles in a 64 year old car for Walking With The Wounded because we want to do more to support our veterans

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  • Event: The Last Overland, 25 Aug 2019 to 29 Nov 2019

Walking With The Wounded

We retrain wounded servicemen and women to empower veterans to start new careers

Charity Registration No. 1153497

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In 2019, one of the 20th century’s most iconic and challenging road journeys will be recreated by Grammar Productions.  

The Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition - The First Overland - made history in 1955 by being the first to drive from London to Singapore. That young team inspired generations of adventurers through their extraordinary endeavour, showing many remote corners of the world on film for the first time. 

Driving the original 1955 Series One Land Rover (‘Oxford’), one of the original team, Tim Slessor, will join Alex Bescoby and an experienced team in remaking history for a new generation of adventurers. This time, the team will forge the path through some of the densest jungles, highest mountains and most arid deserts on the planet, returning the car from Singapore to London.

The Last Overland Expedition will leave from Singapore on Sunday August 25th 2019, aiming to arrive in London 100 days later.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who’ve got in touch to ask how they can contribute towards the costs of the Last Overland Expedition. We’re very grateful for the offer. But we wanted to harness that awesome goodwill from around the world to support an incredible cause close to Tim's heart - Walking with the Wounded.

Tim had a formative life experience serving in the Royal Marine Commandos during his British Army National Service in the early 1950s, which is why he’s keen to  support UK veterans who need that extra boost after leaving service. It was during his time in the army that he first visited Singapore, and formed a lasting bond with the country.  WWTW supports those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.

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