A TRIO of RAF 93 Squadron troops will walk the length of the South Downs to raise money for the Royal Air Forces Association.
Sgt Tom Sawyer, originally from Eastbourne and the brother of Mark, the Eastbourne RNLI coxswain, will lead the team when they set off this week on their three day journey from Eastbourne Pier to Shoreham Airfield.
He will be joined by two colleagues from 93 (Expeditionary Armament) Squadron which is based at RAF Marham, who are all giving their free time inbetween deployments in support of Libya and Afghanistan.
All three did some early fundraising at last weekend’s Airbourne, where they were praised by Councillor Neil Stanley, head of leisure at Eastbourne Borough Council.
Cllr Stanley told the Herald, “It was fantastic to have Tom here at Airbourne raising awareness of the invaluable work his team do in the RAF serving around the world, even more so as he comes from Eastbourne originally.”