To commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Royal Corps of Signals, a number of our soldiers and cadets have been taking up the #100for100 challenge. This involves walking, running or cycling over 100km throughout the month of June, in order to raise money for the Royal Signals Charity.
The Charity provides key financial support to serving and retired members of the Corps (as well as their dependants) when they need it the most, and especially during times of crisis, such as now. The work of the Royal Signals and the commitment of their families goes on: Royal Signals soldiers have played a key role in the nation’s response to the pandemic. It’s now more important than ever that we celebrate their hard work and achievements, and that of the families who support them. The #100for100 Challenge will reinforce our sense of community, mark the Royal Signals 100 in style, and raise money for the Royal Signals Charity.
The Royal Signals Charity is vital for the morale, efficiency and welfare of every single member of the Royal Signals family. It supports those who need it most, especially at times of crisis, such as now. By donating to it, you’ll be helping to support those who need help right now and in the future.
So, during the month of June, exactly 100 years from the formation of the Royal Signals, everyone in the Corps family who is able to is encouraged to cover 100km: walking, running, cycling or whatever else forms your daily exercise routine.
107 Detachment in Greater London (South East Army Cadet Force) are affiliated to the Royal Signals. They are very proud of their affiliation and were dissapointed that due to the current situation, all planned celebrations for the Centenary were put on hold.
107 Detachment, based at the Army Reserve Centre in Bexleyheath, are joining in the challenge of 100for100 to celebrate the Corps Birthday. The challenge has been so popular amoungst their cadets and Cadets and Adult Volunteers that they have supersized the challenge and aim to travel a collective distance of 500 miles (or 804KM) over the course of June!
LCpl Robert Finnegan, a reservist from 31st (Middlesex Yeomanry & Princess Louise’s Kensington) Signal Squadron based in Uxbridge isn't looking to just complete the challenge, he's planning on doing it all this weekend! (20th and 21st June).
Inspired by the selfless commitment of Captain Tom Moore, he's decided to run 9 laps of Horton Country Park over the period of the 20th and 21st June. Preparing for the #HortonHundred has required a gruelling training regime, but this has not daunted LCpl Finnegan's indomitable spirit - in fact, it's only made him even more determined!
"I just want to do my bit for my Royal Signals family, many of whom have been working hard enabling the nation's response to COVID-19. It's important that all of us play our part, and for me this seemed like a good way of doing it - and definitely a good way of keeping fit too! However much I manage to raise in the end, I take comfort knowing it will all go to a good cause and want to thank everyone for the support."
Best of luck LCpl Finnegan, and to all of our soldiers who are raising money in aid of their colleagues: regular, reserve, serving or retired - thank you!