Falklands Ride of Respect 2021


To Respect, Remember and Honour all who fell for SAMA (82) because they are Not Forgotten

The 40th anniversary of the Falklands war is in 2022.  Our ride is to promote:  Remembrance, Respect, Awareness and Support.

Following our first two successful rides in 2019 and 2020, from Saturday 31 July to Sunday 15 August 2021 a team of four veterans (names tbc) will be riding around the UK by motorbike visiting the gravesites and memorials of men of who lost their lives in the Falklands war in 1982.   A total of 2600 miles in 15 days, visiting over 80 graves and memorials of the Falklands war.

We are doing this ride to demonstrate that these men are not forgotten, to pay our respects to each one and their families, and to raise funds for the South Atlantic Medal Association who continue to support veterans of the Falklands war and most importantly, the families who have lost loved ones. 

During our first ride in 2019 we visited all of the 3 Para graves, and in 2020 we visited all of the other Falklands graves that we knew about in the U.K.  In 2021 we will be putting both of those rides together making a ride of over 2400 miles that will encompass the graves and memorials of 2 Para, 3 Para, SAS, Scots Guards, Welsh Guards, Royal Marines, SBS, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Gurkha Rifles, Army Catering Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps and Army Air Corps.  

We will cover the whole of the UK from Whitley Bay, Dundee, Macduff, Arbroath, Oban, Spean Bridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Irvine, Lisburn, Wrexham, Liverpool, Rhyl, Wrexham, Stockport, Sheffield, Derby, Lowestoft, Braintree, Northampton, NMA Alrewas,  Cinderford, Ross on Wye, Hereford, Pontypool,  Gillingham, Worthing, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Tidworth, Brookwood, Frimley and Aldershot.  On returning to Durham our final act of remembrance will be at Hutton Rudby in North Yorkshire where we will pay our respects to Sir Rex Hunt, the former Governor of the Falkland Islands in 1982.  

During the ride, any of our supporters, families and friends are welcome to join us.  We will try to stick to the published programme as much as possible to make it easy for you to do so.  We also expect to be joined at various times by riders from Airborne Forces Riders, RBL Riders, The Widows Sons, (Masonic Riders), The Royal Marine Riders, Invictus MC and The Patriots MC, Norfolk HOG and others.

Joining Riders are most welcome but you must understand that we are following a programme and will not wait for you if you miss an RV and that we may have to change the plan at short notice.  You also must make all of your own admin arrangements.  Keep updated on our Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/Falklands-War-SAMA-Ride-of-Respect-2021-369572600436147

 and on WhatsApp – SAMA RoR 2021

The programme is out on our Facebook page and we would love families and friends of the fallen to join us in our act of remembrance and respect at the grave or memorial.  We are limited to one hour at each location due to the distances we have to cover each day so we will keep our short service very simple and respectful.  As we did not know all of the fallen personally it is always emotional and inspirational to talk with their families and friends who attend, and find out a little about the person that they lost. It would be an honour to meet you.

The South Atlantic Medal Association intend to maintain and promote a sense of pride and comradeship among all veterans of the South Atlantic campaign, in a manner which respects both individual privacy and personal requirements. We also wish to establish and maintain contact with other organisations involved in the welfare of of the Armed Forces and ensure that due consideration is given to the interests of South Atlantic veterans. SAMA (82) will also investigate for consideration, by an appropriate organisation, any case of hardship or distress amongst South Atlantic veterans

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Please support this effort in whatever way you can.  Every donation – no matter how small – helps.  Thank you.

RIDERS COSTS – a request.

This ride is entirely self-funded by the riders themselves and from previous experience we know that it costs around £1600 each.  We are very grateful for any assistance, and if you would like to help with our direct costs separate to your charitable donation, either as an individual or a corporate donation to our ride expenses, these can be made by PayPal at: paul508@mac.com

Please use the friends and family option.   For bank transfer please use:

Barclays Bank 

Ride Admin Account

63476707

20-25-25

Thank you.

How to donate

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Please support this effort in whatever way you can.  Every donation – no matter how small – helps.  Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/falklandsrideofrespect2021

Ride Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday 31 July 2021  

0910

Kitswell Road, Lanchester DH7 0JQ Pte Stewart Laing 3 Para  
1030 Hollywood Avenue, Gosforth NE35BT Pte Philip West 3 Para  
1120 Whitley Bay, Hesleyside Road NE25 9HB Memorial  Capt Christopher Dent 2 Para
Wooler / Coldstream area A697 Break / lunch
1530 Mortonhall Cemetery, Howdenhall Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 6TX DSgt Daniel Wight 2 Scots Gds
1645 Eastern Cemetery, Drum Terrace, Edinburgh EH75NB Cpl Scott Wilson 9 Para Sqn RE
  Day 2 – Sunday 01 August 2021  
1005 Kenoway Cemetery, Langside Avenue, Kennoway, Fife, KY8 5LN Capt David Wood 2 Para
1150 Arbroath, Western Cemetery, DD11 3RA Mne Paul Callan RM 45 Cdo Cpl Peter Fitton RM 45 Cdo Cpl Ian Spencer RM 45 Cdo Cpl Laurence Watts RM 45 Cdo
1300 Arbroath – Fuel & Admin Break
1505 Laurencekirk Cemetery, Cairn Gardens, Laurencekirk, AB30 1HF LSgt Clark Mitchell 2 Scots Gds
1700 Macduff Myrus Cemetery, AB44 1PQ LCpl Peter McKay RM 45 Cdo
  Day 3 – Monday 02 August 2021  
1500 Spean Bridge Commando Memorial PH34 4QA The Commando Memorial
1800 Penny Fuir Cemetery, Oban, P34 4QA   Mne Gordon MacPherson RM 45 Cdo
            Day 4 – Tuesday 03 August 2021  
1000 The Green Welly
1215 North Dalnotter Cemetery, Mountblow Road, Clydebank, G814SL Sgt John Simeon 2 Scots Gds
1315 Arklestone Road, Paisley PA34JA LCpl James (Doc) Murdoch 3 Para
1415 Cardonald Cemetery, Mosspark Blvd, Glasgow, G521SB Gdsm Archibald Stirling 2 Scots Gds
1530 Sandymount Cemetery, Glasgow G32 0HW Gdsm Derek James Denholm 2 Scots Gds
1645 Wellhall Cemetery, Hamilton, ML3 9BY Cpl David Hardman MID 2 Para
1830 Knadgerhill Cemetery, Irvine, KA12 0YE Gdsm James Boyle Curran Reynolds DCM 2 Scots Gds Gdsm David Malcolmson 2 Scots Gds
  Day 5 – Wednesday 04 August 2021  
1445 Blaris Cemetery, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT27 4RL LCpl Tony Cork 2 Para
1630 Palace Barracks, Belfast BT18 9RA Palace Barracks Memorial Garden
  Day 6 – Thursday 05 August 2021
0845 Rake Lane, Wallasey CH455DE Sect 16C, Grave 194 Cpl Stewart McLaughlin 3 Para
1000 Kirkdale Cemetery, Longmoor Lane, Aintree L9 9EN Gdsm Ronald Tanbini 2 Scots Gds  
1215 St Margarets Church Bodelwyddan Rhyl  Denbighshire, LL185TE   LCpl Anthony Burke 1 Welsh Guards
1400 Welsh Guards Memorial Wrexham Town Hall LL11 1ZA   The Welsh Guards Memorial  
1600 Southern Cemetary, Sect Q, Grave 214 Barlow Road, Chorlton M217GL Pte Anthony Greenwood 3 Para  
1700 Stockport Cemetery, Grave 76, Buxton Rd, Heaviley, Stockport, SK2 6LS Pte Mark Fletcher MID 2 Para  
      Day 7 – Friday 06 August 2021  
1430 Eckington War Memorial, S21 4BH   Eckington War Memorial LCpl John Pashley 9 Para Sqn RE MEM(M) Stephen Tonkin HMS Coventry
1630 St Mary’s Cemetery, Boulton Lane, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0GE Mne Michael (Blue) John Nowak RM 45 Cdo  
1745 St Marys Church, Marston on Dove, Derbyshire, DE65 5GB Memorial Spr Wayne Tarbard 4 Tp 9 Para Sqn RE
  Day 8 – Saturday 07 August 2021  
1000 National Arboretum Croxall Road Burton on Trent DE13 7AR – Falklands Memorial The Falklands Memorial
1400 St Peters Church War Memorial 2 St Peters Close, Walsall WS28EA Memorial Pte Mark Dodsworth 3 Para
1600 All Saints Churchyard, Sect A, Row 74, Grave No 1 Church Street, Brixworth NN6 9DF Pte Gerald Bull 3 Para
  Day 9 – Sunday 08 August 2021  
1100 Section 18, (Rear of church) St Michaels Church, Church lane, Oulton Broad, NR32 3JP Pte Dave Parr 2 Para
1345 All Saints Church, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4PX Pte Stephen Dixon 2 Para
1530 Holy Trinity Church, 139 Twydall Lane, Twydall, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JU Memorial Cpl Andy McIllveney 4 Tp 9 Para Sqn RE
1845 Grave 2/A9/30 Durrington Cemetery, Worthing BN14 0AB LCpl Christopher Lovett MID 3 Para
                                  Day 10 – Monday 09 August 2021  
1100 Fort Cumberland Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea PO4 9LD
1155 The Yomper – Southsea The ‘Yomper’ RM Memorial
1230 Falklands Sea Forces Memorial, 18 Gun Battery, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JE The Falklands Sea Forces Memorial THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THIS COUNTRY AND FOR THE DEFENCE OF FREEDOM, IN THE FALKLAND ISLANDS AND THE SOUTH ATLANTIC 1982.  
1400 Bordon, Hants – location TBC Cfn Alex Shaw REME 3 Para
1600 Tidworth Military Cemetery, SP9 7JR Maj Roger Nutbeem RAMC LCpl Pete Higgs 3 Para
  Day 11 – Tuesday 10 August 2021  
1015 Aldershot Military Cemetery, GU11 2DD The Airborne Forces Memorial Lt Jim Barry RSigs CSgt Gordon Findlay 2 Para Cpl Steve Prior 2 Para Cpl Paul Sullivan 2 Para LCpl Gary Bingley MM 2 Para LCpl Nigel Smith 2 Para Pte Steve Illingsworth DCM 2 Para Pte Tommy  Mechan 2 Para LCpl Badharparsad Limbu 1/7 Gurkha Rifles Pte Neil Grose 3 Para Pte Jason Burt 3 Para Pte Jonathon Crow 3 Para Pte Pete Hedicker 3 Para Sgt Ian McKay VC 3 Para LCpl David Scott 3 Para Pte Ian Scrivens 3 Para Pte Richard Absolon 3 Para Cpl Stephen Hope 3 Para Pte Craig Jones 3 Para
1215 Brookwood Military Cemetery, GU24 0JB, Military section, Row F, 10 LCpl Christopher Thomas 1 WG
1330 St Peter’s Churchyard, Frimley Green Rd, GU16 7AQ Section 23 Plot Q1 LCpl Simon Cockton AAC
1530 Pangbourne College Pangbourne Hill Reading RG8 8LA The Falklands Memorial Chapel
        Day 12 – Wednesday 11 August 2021  
1015 St Michaels, Church, Hamworthy Poole, BH15 4HR Sgt Ian (Kiwi) Nicholas Hunt RM SBS
1130 St Nicholas Church, Winterbourne Kingstone, DT11 9QE Memorial LC Adrian K Wellstead HMS Sheffield
1315 Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester Somerset BA22 8HT
  Day 13 – Thursday 12 August 2021  
1015 Drake Cemetery Plymouth PL7 1UQ Sgt Roger Enefer RM
1130 Weston Mill Cemetery Plymouth PL2 2EP Cpl Mick Melia 59 Cdo Sqn RE
1245 Buckland Monochorum Cemetery, Yelverton Devon, PL20 7NA Cpl Jeremy Smith RM 42 Cdo
1730 Church St, Beckington, Frome BA11 6TG Row D, Grave No 4 Cpl Keith McCarthy 3 Para
  Day 14 – Friday 13 August 2021  
1200 Cardiff, Falklands Memorial, CF103ND The Welsh National Falklands Memorial
1330 SAMA Office, Pontypool, NP40LS Courtesy Call
1530 Yew Tree Brake Cemetery, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3HU.  Sect J, Row J, Grave J. Spr Christopher Alan Jones 59 Cdo Sqn RE
1645 Walford Road Cemetery, Tudorville, Ross on Wye HR95PZ Pte Timothy Jenkins 3 Para
                      Day 15 – Saturday 14 August 2021  
1100 St Martins Church, Ross Road, Hereford, HR2 7RJ The SAS Memorial & SAS Falklands Graves
1400 RV – Shell Station, Nunnery Park, Worcester, WR4 0SX
1600 Old Leamingtonians RFC Bericote Road, Blackdown, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 6QP
    Day 16 – Sunday 15 August 2021  
1700 All Saints Church, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0EY Sir Rex Hunt CMG