Auction for flight with Red Arrows for H4H.

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I have already posted this in the Intelligence Cell (with no response :( ):

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=104583.html

.......but ...... awwwwwwwww ..... sod it ....... (at the risk of an O2thief tag) I'll stick it here too.

This auction/event has just been on BBC TV News.

From a quick search, this appears to be the most comprehensive article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/7566652.stm

Auction for flight in Red Arrows


It is the first time a Red Arrows flight has been auctioned
A flight with the world-renowned Red Arrows aerobatic team will go under the hammer, it has been announced.
It is the first time a Red Arrows flight has been offered at auction.
The aerobatics team said the flight was being offered to raise money to help wounded servicemen and women. It is hoped the flight will raise £15,000.
The highest bidder will join the team at their base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and sample their stunts from the Hawk aircraft passenger seat.
An RAF spokesperson added: "With all the current situations around the world, our servicemen and women are placing their lives on the line every day.
"Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy wanted to offer the first ever auctioned flight to help raise as much money for the charity as possible - hopefully bidding will go into the stratosphere."
The flight will be auctioned at the Heroes Ball in London on 5 September to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes.
The auction will be open to absentee bids as well as bids from those attending the ball.
It appears one can bid online here:

Http://www.theheroesball.org.uk/

........ or there's a day with the Marines:

http://www.theheroesball.org.uk/?q=node/52

AUCTION OF PROMISES

Lot 5: A day with an elite unit of The Royal Marines
Date: Thurs 2nd October 2008
This once-in-a-lifetime prize will see you and three guests treated to a spectacular day with one of the Royal Marines’ most elite units. Arriving at 10:00hrs at the Royal Marine base in Poole, Dorset, you ahead. Once briefed, you will take part in an operational training exercise at sea, deploying in a Long Range Rapid Insertion Craft whose three engines are capable of reaching speeds of 70 knots. In a co-ordinated operation with HM Coastguard, you will take part in a simulated helicopter rescue mission at sea. Once back on dry land and after a team photo with the troops, you and your guests will be welcomed into the mess of this highly prestigious unit. Over pre-dinner drinks and a three-course dinner, you can compare the day’s experiences with those who do it for real. You will stay in the mess overnight, and the following morning sample a hearty Royal Marines breakfast before heading back to normality.
 
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