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Pete
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From Matt Minshall:
Once again I will be walking in memory of Operation Chariot, the Commando Raid on the docks at Saint Nazaire in 1942.

The Raid took place on 28 March 1942 and although the cost in lives on all sides was high the main dock was inoperable for use by the major German battleships and the action which may well have shortened the war. It is considered to be the 'Greatest Raid of All'.

The commemorative walk is endorsed by the Saint Nazaire Society whose aim is to keep alive the memory of the incredible bravery and sacrifice of those who took part. The walk precedes the 82nd anniversary and the route will be from the Commando Memorial at Saint Nazaire to Place du Murier at Batz Sur Mer via the Commonwealth War Grave at La Baule, where many of the fallen lie, and the Grand Blockhaus Museum, where many relics of the Raid are displayed...including a newly discovered door which will be unveiled on the anniversary of the Raid on 28th March this year.

The aim of the walk is to raise awareness and funds specifically for PTSD Resolution in the United Kingdom and the UNC in France which assists former servicemen and women in all matters. Any donations will make a huge difference to people's lives but our aim is to make 1,942.

From PTSD Resolution: "Thank you! You are helping us to resolve the trauma that too often blights the lives of Forces' Veterans, to enable them to return to a normal work and family life. We make every donated really count - we own no assets, pay no salaries."

Matt's Walk for PTSD Resolution - JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/operation-chariot-walk-2024

The walk is open to anyone although there is no support for administration. All walkers must be self sufficent. If you would like further details, please let me know.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Matt has started his charity walk. He needs more donations on his Just Giving page for such a worthy cause. If you read this please circulate it again on your social media pages and let's see if we can get him to his 1,942 target. Every little bit will help.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/operation-chariot-walk-2024




Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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