TNCMC Parachute Jump 

The TNCMC Charity Parachute Jump was planned to take place on 26th May 2018 with participants from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, ready to take to the sky.

 

However, the sky was grey, rain threatened and the bleak outset gave a feeling of doubt that the event may not go ahead.

The team and supporters arrived at Hinton Airfield, Banbury to the usual banter between the Armed Forces. During registration one of the planned RAF team was not able to participate.  However, up stepped another RAF comrade to take his place and the Tri Service planned jump was back on track, ready and waiting for take off.

  

                                     Training in progress

                 

                            Thumbs by the team, ready to take to the skies 

                           Back Row: Fred Perry, Navy & Ron Lisk-Carew, RAF

                        Front Row: Martin, Army & Edmund, Navy

The TNCMC Standard was proudly displayed as a statement of what the charity was about on the day.

                                                 Supporters joined the team to cheer them on

 

                           139 Sqn Royal Air Force Standard on display.

 What shall we do whilst waiting for the weather to inprove?  I know I will walk the planks to demonstrate my skills!!!!

Who's damn dog did that?  I demand an immediate enquiry to find the owner. NOW!

 

 Gosh!!! Our boys are up there and I cant even see them. WOW!!

Never mind about the boys lets have a good time.....

 

Over £2000 was raised which will go to the National Caribbean Monument Charity(TNCMC), a charity whose aim is to install a monument in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire in recognition of sacrifices and contributions made by military men and women of the Caribbean for services to Britain.

It is disappointing that the only mention at the National Memorial Arboretum is of a Jamaican, Herbert Morris, who was shot at dawn during the First World War.  Private Morris joined the 6th Battalion of the British West Indies Regiment during a recruitment in Jamaica in 1916.  In my opinion, this is a one-sided and negative view, given the outstanding contributions made by comrades from the Caribbean in the two world wars and other conflict.

 

This Monument will be a focal point, and an educational legacy for all as a positive or tangible representation in the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire for Caribbean Military Personnel.

 

Many, many thanks to everyone who participated and supported this in which way.  The help of evey individual to the project is very much appreciated. Looking forward to the next event.

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