13 Bridges of London will help mark Armed Forces Day in London
London is showing its support for the men and women in our military.
A group of 500 walkers are expected to take part in the 13 Bridges Walk, on June 29, which is promoted as a relaxed 10-mile stroll across 13 of the capital’s bridges.
There are some other localised events marking Armed Forces Day in the capital, ranging from plays in the West End, British Legion events in boroughs such as Barking, to a British Legion dance in the East End, to family activities at the National Army Museum.
London boroughs of Haringey, Barnet, Merton, Greenwich and Barking are all holding small military flag-raising events, displays or fairs to mark Armed Forces Day.
Mr Cohen, an Army reservist, hopes the walk, which has already received corporate backing from HSBC, KPMG and Transport For London, will go on to become an annual event with thousands taking part in years to come. He was surprised there was no public celebration that would involve the whole community in the heart of the capital city and one which everyone in all communities could get behind and join in with - and so the public showcase of a walking show of support that links up the capital's main bridges was created, linking up all parts of the city that the walk will weave through.
All abilities, including children, prams and wheelchairs, are invited to walk the iconic river route through the city centre.
Those taking part will set off in groups of 20, accompanied by a uniformed reservist marshal.
Walkers will have SSAFA T-shirts at the start to show their support for the charity.