Flight Lieutenant Nathan Jones, 29, is a pilot with 101 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton. Here he tells us about 'Run, Row, Ride', the fundraising challenge he and his colleagues are taking on to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
'Run, Row, Ride' was originally a crazy idea from Wing Commander Martin Cunningham which has now turned into reality. We are running, rowing and riding down 260 km of the river Thames over five days, with separate time trials thrown in for good measure.
We set off today and finish on the 29 June, to mark Armed Forces Week. Two teams of 15 serving personnel from RAF Brize Norton are taking part, and it’s going to be quite a challenge. I am not looking forward to the blisters!
We’re really pleased to be raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund - they are a fantastic charity, very close to our hearts in the Royal Air Force, and they do an amazing job for those still serving as well as the veterans.
I know they have spent a considerable amount at RAF Brize Norton over the past few years and Run Row Ride is a great opportunity for us to give something back.
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