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Victory Walk Calls In At Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose

These boots are made for walking…

Retired Commander, Jane Allen made a pit stop at RNAS Culdrose to inspire young female sailors during the Cornwall leg of her ‘around the UK’ charity walk.

She visited Culdrose just after hitting an epic 5,000 miles round the coast of the United Kingdom, now she’s homeward bound to Portsmouth.

Her size 9 boots have taken a bit of a beating during her challenge, walking on average 16-18 miles a day – whilst Jane has battled with snow, the incessant battle of drying out wet kit in a camper can and a dislocated shoulder. She has got through 8 pairs of walking boots so far!

We were very pleased to welcome Jane to RNAS Culdrose where she told a group of young female sailors all about her inspirational adventures. “If you are on a mission, you’ve got to finish it. You can’t give up. It is all about mental application. All of you have got it in you, you just have to remain positive and get on with it.” Jane also talked to the girls about the WRENS who “…pushed the boundaries during the past 100 years to make opportunities for females today.”

Jane decided to undertake the walk around the coast of mainland Britain to mark her retirement from the Royal Naval Reserve and to mark the Centenary year of women’s service in the Royal Navy. Starting and finishing at HMS Victory in Portsmouth, Jane’s walk aims to raise money for two important Naval charities; the Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. More information can be found at:

To donate £5 to Jane’s fundraising, text: Navy Victory to 70500 – thank you!

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