On Abingdon Market Place there were soldiers from Squadron 33 of the 4th Regiment of Royal Logistic Corps, based at Dalton Barracks near Abingdon. They had come along with a heavily armoured vehicle which people could have a look around.
33 Squadron have been challenged by their commanding officer to raise £33,000 over ten months for two charities: the Anthony Nolan charity that seeks to save the lives of people with blood cancer; and ABF – the Soldiers Charity. They were cycling on static bikes the equivalent of the distance between Abingdon and Inverness, where the Royal Logistic Corps are also based.
Also on the Market Place were Abinit! litter picking volunteers. Some of the soldiers helped them too, as well as taking part in various other energetic activities.
The 33 Squadron fund raising will culminate in a cycle ride round all the Royal Logistic Corps bases in the UK.