On the road again for former Arbroath Marine

Charity Walk'64 year old ex Royal Marine Taff Davies walking from John O'Groats to Lands End. Taff is raising money for the RM Charitable Trust.'Marines from W Comp, 45 Commando joined Taff for a couple of days near Glen Clova. Capt Cole Handed over a cheque raised by personel at RM Condor.''LA Phot Pepe Hogan

Charity Walk'64 year old ex Royal Marine Taff Davies walking from John O'Groats to Lands End. Taff is raising money for the RM Charitable Trust.'Marines from W Comp, 45 Commando joined Taff for a couple of days near Glen Clova. Capt Cole Handed over a cheque raised by personel at RM Condor.''LA Phot Pepe Hogan

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Supporters as they set off from Morrisons in Arbroath. Some of the RMA Marines accompanied Taff to Dundee where he stayed the night before continuing his long yomp south on Monday morning.

Starting at the top of the country on May 2, Taff was joined by Royal Marines from 45 Commando Group from May 11 - 13 as he raised money for charity.

Seven Royal Marines from Whiskey Company joined Taff on the leg of his journey approaching RM Condor as part of the gruelling 1,262-mile walk.

Taff was presented with a cheque which was donated by the serving personnel of 45 Commando Group.

Captain Mike Cole, Royal Marines, who led the Whiskey Company detachment, said: “It is truly remarkable what Taff has set out to achieve and he is raising money for three very worthy causes in Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer Scotland and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to join him during the legs of his journey in the region and we wish him well in his trip to Land’s End.”

After a night’s rest in his own bed he set off from Morrisons Car park to continue his journey at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

He said: “It was lovely to get a rest in my own bed but I am ready to set off again.

“We didn’t have the best of the weather on the first leg and I am hoping it will improve as we continue down the country.

“I can’t believe how many people turned out on Sunday morning.

“I knew one or two people were coming down but I was not expecting this many.”

A gathering of over 20 supporters and four, four-legged friends were ready and raring to accompany Taff on the next stage of his journey.

Encouraging him on his way were four generations of family including his daughter, sister and nephew as well as friends, colleagues from the Department of Work and Pensions, and former marines from the Royal Marine Association.