Monthly Archives: September 2014
In accordance with HM Govt policy and directives, the Corps will have withdrawn its combat personnel before the end of 2014 and, therefore, on present plans, there are unlikely to be any formed units or significant RAF Regt Force Elements deployed overseas over the Christmas 2014 – New Year 2015 period. As such, it is not intended to initiate the annual Appeal in 2014 for our deployed personnel. Should the situation change we will re-examine the situation but individuals and Assoc branches are thanked for their previous generosity and asked not to enact any fundraising on the Corps’ behalf for the festive season this year. As in previous years, the sending of unsolicited packages to UK Armed Forces personnel is discouraged, since it places an unacceptable burden on in-Theatre transportation and resources.
The following members of the Corps enjoyed considerable success and won medals at the Invictus Games 2014, held in London over the period 10-14 Sep 14:
Mike GOODY – Swimming
Mens 50m Freestyle ISC (28.34s) – 2nd – Individual SILVER
Mens 50m Backstroke ISB (33.60s) – Champion – Individual GOLD
Mens 50m Breaststroke ISC (38.73s) – Champion – Individual GOLD
Mens 100m Freestyle ISC (1m.01.91s) – Champion – Individual GOLD
Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay – Champions – Team GOLD
Carl HARDING – Archery
Mixed Team Compound Open – (216 pts) – Team GOLD
Stuart ROBINSON (Cpl) – Wheelchair Rugby
Team USA –v- Team GB (12:14) – Champions – Team GOLD
The Corps offers its sincere congratulations to the four Corps members who were members of the British Armed Forces Team and to those who were successful in their endeavours.
Countdown to the Invictus Games BBC Two Sunday 7 September 9.15pm
With just days to go before the start of the Invictus Games, cameras have been following some of the inspirational British servicemen and women who have overcome life changing injuries and illnesses in order to compete. Alongside their personal stories, this one-hour documentary reveals what motivated Prince Harry to create the Games and why he thinks they are so important.
The One Show Special: Invictus Games Opening Ceremony BBC One Weds 10th September 7pm
A special edition of The One Show hosted by Alex Jones, Matt Baker and Clare Balding featuring live coverage of the uplifting Opening Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including a fly past from the Red Arrows and bands from the Army, RAF and Royal Marines. And of course the Competitors’ Parade featuring all 400 plus Servicemen and women from the 14 nations taking part.
Invictus Games Day 1 Highlights BBC Two Thurs 11th September 7.00pm
Jonathan Edwards presents highlights of today’s track and field events from Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Invictus Games Day 2 Highlights BBC Two Fri 12th September 7.30pm
All the best action from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Invictus Games including coverage of Wheelchair Rugby from the Copper Box Arena, Archery and Athletics. Jonathan Edwards presents.
Invictus Games Day 3 BBC One Sat 13th September 1pm
Jonathan Edwards returns to anchor the live coverage of the Wheelchair Basketball, Road Cycling and Indoor Rowing.
Invictus Games Day 3 Highlights BBC Two Sat 13th September 9pm
Coverage continues with some of the most dramatic moments from Day 3 of the Invictus Games including Wheelchair Basketball, Road Cycling and Indoor Rowing. Presented by Jonathan Edwards.
Invictus Games Day 4 BBC One Sun 14th September 1.15pm
Live coverage of the final day of the Invictus Games presented by Jonathan Edwards including Swimming from the iconic London Aquatics Centre, Sitting Volleyball and Power lifting.
Invictus Games Closing Concert BBC Two Sun 14th September 8pm
Clare Balding and Greg James present highlights of the stunning star-studded Closing Concert, which features a headline set from Foo Fighters, as well as performances from Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Diversity and the Military Wives Choirs.