President’s return to the Falklands-Falklands January 2023 Since before the Falklands 40 events last year, I and a few others have been working with John Beale, a historian working on a Phd about the Falklands war. John’s tutor for the course was Dr Helen Parr who just happens to be the niece of Dave Parr of 2 Para killed […]
President’s Round Up of the year-Airborne Forces Riders Roundup of the Year 2021 We crept from 2020 into 2021 with varying degrees of optimism and hope for the year ahead, even while we were still in the depths of winter and yet another lock down. The question in my mind was ‘The New Year cant be as bad as the […]
Ride of Respect 2021- President’s overview-2021 Falklands Ride of Respect The idea for the Falklands Ride of Respect came about originally due to our involvement in riding to the outlying graves around Arnhem, a task the Airborne Forces Riders have had the honour to perform since 2014. Later, Jimmy O’Connell was researching his book ‘Three Days in June’ about the […]
Arnhem in the UK 2021-Update from Paul Moore: Airborne Forces Riders Arnhem in the UK 2021 (Provisional Programme) (All distances and timings are approximate) Thursday 16 September Travel Day to Melton Mowbray under own arrangements. Friday 17 September – Arnhem Day 0900 Hrs RV at Premier Inn, Melton Mowbray 0930 Hrs Depart 1015 Hrs Arrive RAF Barkston Heath Arnhem […]
What are we doing instead of Arnhem ?-Good question. Here is the latest from our President: Airborne Forces Riders visit to WW2 airfields, memorials and locations pertaining to Op Market Garden. We don’t really have the opportunity to do this but as this is our second year where we are unable to go to Arnhem, this is the ideal opportunity to […]
Double Hills Ride 2021 – Agenda-Op Market Garden- Double Hills Provisional Programme Fri 03 to Sun 05 September 2021 COVID Counter-measures. All riders are respectfully requested to bring face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser for their own use during the weekend, and use where appropriate. Outline Of Events Fri 03 September – Travel day. Riders are requested to ‘team up’ […]
Arnhem statement by AFR President-Paul Moore, our President, has released this statement regarding the Arnhem commemoration trip next month. “Arnhem 2021 The Dutch government issued its latest advice last Friday: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/netherlands/entry-requirements In short, the U.K. is on the ‘very high risk’ list as far as the Dutch government are concerned, therefore anyone travelling there will have to quarantine for […]
Ride of Respect 2021 completed-A fantastic fortnight, well…16 days actually, has seen the four intrepid Riders complete the Ride of Respect 2021 today. After a superb reception at Old Leamingtonians Rugby FC, especially at the bar, the boys set off for the last day of the ride. The day ended with them paying their respects at the grave of […]
Ride of Respect 2021- update-The Ride of Respect 2021 has been a huge success with massive support nationwide. The team are tired, but pressing on regardless with their daily tasks towards the fete on Saturday. Old Leamingtonians Rugby Football Club is the venue for the PRA fete and the Riders, accompanied by other AFR members, will arrive at 4pm. […]
Ride of Respect – Newspaper report-Write up on the ride in the daily record A group of veterans will ride into Hamilton this week to pay their respects to a local fallen Falklands war hero. Airborne Riders of Respect members Paul Moore, Charlie McColgan, (both Falklands veterans) Phill Damant and Tony McKie are on the third day of their motorbiking […]
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