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We came, we saw, we loved……….Anglesey! 

Stage 3 has been a triumph from start to finish with the wonderful people of Anglesey welcoming us and taking the walkers to their heart.  Keith Lewis and his mighty men created a fantastic atmosphere for everyone that has joined the walk on Ynys Mon.  We walked the fabulous wild coastline, we wondered at the stupendous views from Holyhead mountain, we cried a little in memory and we laughed a lot in camaraderie - Anglesey will stay with us.  Stage 4 has now started and it’s the Llyn Peninsula next….

Sir Galahad – Beaumaris, 4 September

In wonderful sunshine, the Sir Galahad lifeboat motored proudly across the Menai Straits to Beaumaris under the watchful eye of Captain Philip Roberts RN Rtd, the Captain of the original RFA Galahad in the Falklands War and Ray Poole Chairman of the Falkland Veterans Foundation.  We were joined by a number of Falkland families and veterans.  Our baton was carried for the day by ex-Gdsm Wayne Trigg who was badly burnt when the Galahad was hit.

Wild Coast

Sweeping sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, dramatic views of South Stack Lighthouse and a fast scramble up Holyhead Mountain – walking the Anglesey Coast has been sensational. At Penrhos we held a moving service in memory of Gdsm David Williams in the presence of his family and many local supporters.

A million thanks……….

to JW Lees Brewery, our sponsors for Stage 3, who provided wonderful support throughout the six days, with welcome stops at many of their pubs along the route.  Managing Director, William Lees-Jones, and the entire Board walked with us from south Stack to Fourmile Bridge on the Last Day.  Our heartfelt thanks go to them for all their encouragement, help and many beers along the way.

Walk on Wales gets Into Gear

For those lucky enough to take part, our Track Day was sensational.  First Minister for Wales, Caerwyn Jones, met the team and offered his support.   Maldwyn Jones was to be seen hurtling round Trac Mon in a Lotus Elise in pursuit of Nick Mason’s awesome Ferrari F40.  The WOW Enterprise Car support vehicle made a commemorative circuit of the racetrack.  We were delighted to be joined by Corporal Andy Reid of the Yorkshire Regiment, a triple amputee from Afghanistan who raced his Porsche round the circuit.  Many thanks to the Meyrick Family, Bodorgan Estate and all the staff at the Anglesey Circuit for laying on such a memorable day.

The Prime Minister endorses Walk on Wales

In response to a question from Anglesey MP, Albert Owen, at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday 11 September, David Cameron replied “I certainly congratulate Walk on Wales for their work” and went on to endorse the importance of supporting veterans and wounded.  Many thanks to Albert Owen MP for his support for Walk on Wales and for walking with us on 8 September.

Good to see……….

Many more friends old and new joined us on Stage 3.  Maj Julian Sayers and his sister Carola, came to remember their brother Capt Hugh Sayers who died in Bermuda.  Brig Richard Stanford came back to walk with us and to lay a wreath in memory of Gdsm David Williams from Holyhead.  RSM Martin Topps, the current RSM of 1WG and an Anglesey man joined many Welsh Guardsmen past and present at The Trearddur Bay Hotel for an evening listening to the amazing voice of 12-year old Katie Louise who sang her tribute to Walk on Wales.

Stage 4 take to the Llyn

Mark Horwood and his self-proclaimed “Reservoir Dogs” set off from Fourmile Bridge yesterday to complete the remaining 3 days along the beautiful west coast of Anglesey and head back onto the mainland, past Caernarfon and along the Llyn Peninsula.  Highlights include an evening at The Bulkeley Arms on Friday 13 September courtesy of Maldwyn Jones, and an evening of music and entertainment at Nefyn & District Golf Club on Saturday 14 September.  Further details can be found on the Events page of our website.

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