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On Saturday 9th April 2011 Mrs Carol Bratty who is the Secretary/Welfare Secretary and the Poppy Appeal Organiser for Hardwicke & District Branch, did a sponsored Tandem Sky Dive in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

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Carol's jump took place at 29 Regt at South Cerney, Gloucestershire, the weather was perfect, bright blue sky, warm sun and very little wind.

Carol boarded the aircraft with her jump instructor Steve Jelf at 9 30am. They then climbed to 12,000ft and then launched. The whole event was filmed by another Skydiver called Big Al who also captured the images here. 

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By 10 am Carol was back on firm ground wearing the biggest smile you can imagine, her first comment was "That was fabulous"!!

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As a result of this brave effort by Carol, the Hardwicke and District Branch Poppy Appeal raised several hundred pounds towards our record Poppy Appeal total for 2011 of £19,303.71.

From 2011, adaptive sports and adventurous training will be crucial to The Royal British Legion's support to seriously injured Service personnel, through our commitment to create, equip and operate the The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre (The RBL BBC) in partnership with the Ministry of Defence. 

Membership of Hardwicke and District Royal British Legion Branch is open to all, regardless of whether you have served in the Armed Forces or not.  We are committed to the welfare, interests and memory of the Service family.  If you want to help those who have served, contact




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