Ride of Respect 2021

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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.

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

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

Includes the re-dedication of the headstone organised by Airborne Engineers Association (Scotland)

Day 2 – Sunday 01 August 2021 

1005

Kennoway 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 42 Cdo

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 4EG

The Commando Memorial

 

 

1645

Penny Fuir Cemetery,

Oban,

PA34 5TX

 

Mne Gordon MacPherson RM 45 Cdo

 Day 4 – Tuesday 03 August 2021

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

 

Service to be led by Rev Andrew Rawding

(ex RM)

1615

Palace Barracks, Belfast

BT18 9RA

Palace Barracks Memorial Garden

 Day 6 – Thursday 05 August 2021

0930

St Margarets Church

Bodelwyddan

Rhyl  Denbighshire, LL185TE

LCpl Anthony Burke 1 Welsh Guards

1115

Welsh Guards Memorial

Wrexham Town Hall

LL11 1ZA

The Welsh Guards Memorial

 

1300

Rake Lane, Wallasey CH455DE

 

Cpl Stewart McLaughlin

3 Para

1430

Kirkdale Cemetery, Longmoor Lane, Aintree L9 9EN

Gdsm Ronald Tanbini

2 Scots Gds

 

1630

Southern Cemetary, Sect Q, Grave 214

Barlow Road, Chorlton M217GL

Pte Anthony Greenwood

3 Para

 

1745

Stockport Cemetery, Grave 76, Buxton Rd, Stockport,

SK2 6LS

Pte Mark Fletcher MID

2 Para

 

 Day 7 – Friday 06 August 2021

1415

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

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 

1000

Route 11 (A11 Northbound Attleborough)

RV with Norfolk Harley Davidson Club

 

1105

Section 18, (Rear of church) St Michaels Church, Church lane, Oulton Broad,

NR32 3JP

Pte Dave Parr 2 Para

1430

All Saints Church, Basildon, Essex,

SS16 4PX

Pte Stephen Dixon 2 Para

1600

Holy Trinity Church, 139 Twydall Lane, Twydall, Gillingham, Kent,

ME8 6JU

Memorial

Cpl Andy McIllveney

4 Tp 9 Para Sqn RE

 Day 10 – Monday 09 August 2021

1000

Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

BN14 0AB

LCpl Christopher Lovett MID

3 Para

1145

The Yomper – Southsea

The ‘Yomper’ RM Memorial

1210

Falklands Sea Forces Memorial,

18 Gun Battery,

Old Portsmouth,

PO1 2JE

The Falklands Sea Forces Memorial

 

1300

UStream Studio / JDTV

Interview – Jim Davidson / JDTV

1600

Bordon Military Cemetery

2 Bolley Avenue, GU35 9HQ

Cfn Alex Shaw REME

3 Para

 Day 11 – Tuesday 10 August 2021

0900

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

1030

Brookwood Military Cemetery, GU24 0JB, Military section, Row F, 10

LCpl Christopher Thomas

1 WG

1130

St Peter’s Churchyard, Frimley Green Rd,

GU16 7AQ

Section 23 Plot Q1

LCpl Simon Cockton AAC

1300

Pangbourne College

Pangbourne Hill

Reading

RG8 8LA

The Falklands Memorial Chapel

 

1500

Tidworth Military Cemetery,

SP9 7JR

Maj Roger Nutbeem RAMC

LCpl Pete Higgs 3 Para

 

 Day 12 – Wednesday 11 August 2021

1020

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

0915

Drake Cemetery

Plymouth

PL7 1UQ

Sgt Roger Enefer RM

1030

Weston Mill Cemetery

Plymouth

PL2 2EP

Cpl Mick Melia

59 Cdo Sqn RE

1145

Buckland Monochorum Cemetery, Yelverton

Devon,

PL20 7NA

Cpl Jeremy Smith RM

42 Cdo

1630

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

1400

RV – Shell Station, Nunnery Park Services Worcester, WR4 0SX

Departing 1500 Hrs

1600

Arrive – Coventry & Northants Parachute Regiment Association Summer Party

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