In 2023 a team will land on Rockall Island, more than 200 nautical miles from the West Coast of Scotland and the nearest civilisation. Their intention is to survive on the island for one week and to raise as much for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity as possible.
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Filmmaker Aaron Wheeler and team have helped us make this video as part of fundraising efforts.
In June 2023 a team will land on Rockall Island, more than 200 nautical miles from the West Coast of Scotland, and the nearest civilisation. Their intention is to survive on the tiny island for one week battling winds and waves in order to raise £50,000 for charity.
The expedition team is made up of a number of highly experienced radio operators who will be running 24×7 transmissions on SSB CW and FT8 for 1 week, with two radios transmitting simultaneously.
A big thanks goes to 73 Rob GM3YTS for the donation and support so far.
Read more about the radio transmissions here
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Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. The nearest permanently inhabited place is North Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, 200NM to the east.
The UK claimed Rockall on 18 September 1955 when “Two Royal Marines and a civilian naturalist, led by Royal Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Desmond Scott, raised a Union flag on the islet and cemented a plaque into the rock”.
Rockall stands at 17.15m above sea level at it’s tallest point, covering an area of just 784.3 m2.
The expedition aims to raise £50,000 for a number of amazing military charities.
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is the principle charity of the Royal Navy. They exist to support sailors, marines, and their families, for life.
Beneficiaries lie at the heart of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s purpose, it is their duty to remain focused on their needs. Since 2007, they have funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. They also distribute millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity (formerly the Army Benevolent Fund) is the national charity of the British Army. Since 1944, it has provided a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need.
They stand at the forefront of support for the Army family, last year supporting 65,000 people in 48 countries around the world. As one of the largest funders in the sector, they award grants to individuals and families, and fund leading organisations that support soldiers, former soldiers, and their families. When they hear of a person or family in need, they aim to respond within 48 hours
Filmmaker Aaron Wheeler and team are making a documentary about Rockall, which we hope will include joining us on our expedition.
Whether you think you can help us with suitable equipment, or logistical support, talk to us today to find out how you can help and how we can benefit your organisation.