MILITARY re-enactors can mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by signing up for a charity challenge in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Organised by Devon Army Cadet Force and running from 23-25 September on a 12km course on the Okehampton training area on Dartmoor, the Somme Centenary Challenge will pit two teams of cadets against ancient Greek warriors, Napoleonic infantry and WW1 Tommies to name a few.

As well as completing a number of stands designed to test military skills, each team will also be required to establish its own historically authentic camp area, with prizes awarded to the best efforts.

Launceston-based World War One Living History Group already has its place, leaving nine slots to fill. A wide spread of historical eras are required and teams will consist of ten members, with six completing the challenges and four setting up and running the camp site. 

The entry fee is £50 per team and each member will be encouraged to commit to raising at least £50 in sponsorship. Entries close on 1 April 2016.

How to enter

For more details and to book your place, contact ABF The Soldiers’ Charity South West at southwest@soldierscharity.org, or telephone Colonel (Ret’d) Robert Jordan on 01392 496 412.

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