Jim Campbell, a Technical Inspector at Rosyth, for our Regional Prime Scotland & Northern Ireland contract, recently took part in a unique motorcycling event that provides motorcyclists from all over the UK the opportunity to pay their respects to our Service men and women, past and present.
‘Ride to the Wall’ is in its tenth year and is a fundraising ride with a dedicated service of remembrance for motorcyclists to ride as an organised group to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire. At the memorial, the riders pay their respects and recognise the sacrifice made by the Service men and women whose names are engraved on The Wall of the Armed Forces Memorial.
For the last four years, Jim has travelled from Scotland to take part in the annual ride-out which sees more than 450 motorcyclists travel the 75 mile route from Knutsford in Cheshire to the Arboretum. Donations are collected along the way and used for the upkeep of the memorial that serves to perpetuate the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Following the Service of Remembrance, the families of the fallen go to the Wall for the official wreath laying ceremony, then anyone attending the event can lay a wreath if they wish. After all wreaths have been laid everyone can visit the Wall to reflect or just to have a look around.
Jim said “It’s a great and humbling day, a time for remembrance and recollection of memories of those who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice. I’m really proud to lend my support to our Armed Forces, both in the work I do with CarillionAmey and in my spare time.”