After arriving at the Queens Arms Hotel Heltson, BBC Cornwall do too. 4 Veterans David Wood, Troy Davies, John Schmidt and Jamie Streets all chatting and introducing themselves as some have only met for first time time – even through they have been friends for years.
We settle down in Troy’s caravan – support transport for challenge. The interview begins and it grounds us- this is the main reason for all of us being involved with the walk.
Every Veteran has a story – some just struggle to tell theirs. The strength shown in all Veterans, whether from their time on the battlefields or their battles after Forces life is unique. They will never fully understand why the public have such pride in them – as for them they were/are “just doing their job“.
As I settle down I remember the words of an intelligent Veteran tonight remember… “You always find behind every strong man is an exceptional strong woman“.
Night all as its 5am start for us x