Fallen heroes to be honoured in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 14:03 03 November 2010

Alan Rowe MBE is showing his support for the March for Honour

Alan Rowe MBE is showing his support for the March for Honour

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The March for Honour is set to stop off in Honiton later this week.

HONITON will be coming out in support for the fallen heroes as the March for Honour heads into town.

The March for Honour will see a team of Royal Marines, led by Lance Corporal Ram Patton, come through Honiton on Friday, November 5.

They will be marching from Plymouth Hoe and arrive in the Dowell Street car park, in Honiton, before embarking on the next stage of their journey on Saturday, where they will be making their way to the war memorial at Wootton Bassett.

As part of the event, four separate teams from across the divisions of the armed forces, including serving and ex-serving individuals, will be marching a mile for every British military life lost on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

Alan Rowe MBE, who is a patron of the March for Honour cause, said: “I am very proud, it is an honour to be a part of it. What better cause could you be marching for and helping to support.

“The guys are putting in a fabulous effort for a marvellous cause.

“I just wish I was doing it myself and walking with them every step.”

The event hopes to raise £1m for the Royal British Legion, which provides support to serving and ex-serving forces and their families.

All the teams will then reunite to march to the Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall, on Thursday, November 11.

Mr Rowe added: “I would love people to turn out because we are very proud of them all.

“It is a privilege for a town like Honiton to be able to show its support and the depth of feeling for these guys. It is something that doesn’t cost anything to show our support.

“It is a chance to show our pride and to say well done and give them a clap and a cheer.

“It is extraordinary for their morale and for their families to know that their guys and girls are being supported, which is extremely important and costs nothing.”

Alan Rowe has been invited to Plymouth Hoe to launch the march, which holds great significance for him.

Mr Rowe, who is also the founder of the Baton Charity, will be handing the baton to Lance Corporal Patton, who came up with the idea of the march.

The public will have a chance to meet the March for Honour Royal Marines team on Friday, November 5 at the Royal British Legion, in Honiton, from 8pm.

For more information about the event visit www.marchforhonour.com


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