99 Sqn (C-17) aircraft pull for BLESMA & RAFA

The Annual 99 Sqn Charity Aircraft Pull is being held at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Teams representing the Police, Medical Services and the Armed Forces from all over the UK will pull a RAF aircraft against the clock over a set distance for the coveted Aircraft Pull Title. In 2009, a C-130J Hercules aircraft was the challenge; in 2010, a 101 Sqn VC-10 provided the challenge to the pulling teams. In 2011, the ultimate challenge awaits the teams in the form of the almighty Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
The monies raised are to be donated to BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Assoc) and RAFA (The Royal Air Force Assoc) two charities very close to 99 Sqn's heart.
All too often, a 99 Sqn C-17 is scrambled with a Critical Care team to Afghanistan to recover seriously injured service personnel back to Birmingham Selly Oak Hospital for life-saving care. This duty has brought the dedicated personnel of No. 99 Sqn, Tactical Medical Wing (TMW) and Birmingham Airport Police together and the friendship born of this has developed into a need to help further and so the aircraft pull was born.

The 99 Sqn team is therefore looking for sponsorship and hoping to raise over £10,000 for these two very worthy causes. If you can help or know someone who would like to sponsor us please spread the word and visit our just giving page or the aircraft pull charity web site


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