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  • The Remembrance 11k returns!

    Remembrance 11k
    31 August 2022

    Remembrance 11K 2022 Sunday, 13 November 2022 Now in its third year, Blesma is excited to once again invite you to join us for the Remembrance 11k. On Sunday 13 November, run to remember and raise vita

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  • Remembering the Falklands War: Cedric Delves

    Cedric Delves
    19 August 2022

    Former Blesma Chairman Sir Cedric Delves was a 35-year-old Major leading D Squadron 22 SAS when the Falklands War began 40 years ago. Gathering his kit and unit together, he embarked with the Task Force heading 7,864 miles south for the 74-day conflict that resulted in the Islands being liberated on 14 June 1982. His unit was involved in critical early strikes on South Georgia and operated throughout the campaign. It also had to contend with the Regiment’s heaviest loss of life when 20 members were killed as a Sea King helicopter plunged into the freezing s

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  • Looking back at the last nine decades: Leslie Harris's Story

    Leslie Harris
    3 August 2022

    Blesma Member Leslie Harris shares his birth year with the Association. He was a young child living in Exeter when World War II broke out and remembers German raids on the city from 1940 through to 1942. Leslie went on to serve as a Wing Commander in the RAF, losing a limb following a flying accident. He took time to tell us about his life… What are your memories of WWII? I remember there were quite a few attacks on Exeter. My father was a baker working night shifts and he came out of the bakery one morning to find the row of houses

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  • The Blesma Summer Squat Challenge Begins today!

    Summer Squat Challenge
    1 August 2022

    Sign up to Squat for Blesma! Today is August 1st which marks the start of Blesma’s Summer Squat challenge. Join us, and complete 90 squats a day throughout August to get fit and raise funds for our Injured Veterans. When you register you will receive a FREE T-shirt, and you will have access to a supportive Facebook group of your fellow fundraisers. To sign up and receive your FREE T-shirt, click here: Then, why not

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