This year the Apex Stranraer U Turn team were invited to participate in the Blue Flash Challenge. The Blue Flash Challenge is a series of community and fundraising events centred in the Highlands of Scotland and organised by veterans of the 4th Royal Tank Regiment. The events took place on the weekend of Armed Forces Day 2016 and supported Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity assisting the children of members of HM Armed Forces who have lost their lives in active service during recent conflicts.
One of the events was a sponsored 96km hike across the Monadh Liath mountains from Roy Bridge to Inverness in under 24 hours. An Armed Forces day church service of dedication and remembrance at the Old High Kirk,Inverness, was also held, with a bench commissioned by Blue Flash Challenge and provided by U Turn was presented to Raigmore Hospital for the new area of the Childrens Unit.