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24 Hour Sponsored “Pelathon” For Charity
KryptoKloud’s whole team are taking on an epic indoor cycling challenge, 666km in 24 hours to commemorate the 666 Hawker Typhoon pilots who gave their lives during the Second World War. All proceeds will be going to the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group.
The unsung heroes of the skies, the pilots of the Hawker Typhoon helped to shape the course of D-Day. As a revolutionary ground attack aircraft, they prevented counter attacks against ground troops, thus saving thousands of lives and helping Allied troops expand out of Normandy. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) even went so far as to say –
“The chief credit in smashing the enemy’s spearhead, however, must go to the rocket-firing Typhoon aircraft of the Second Tactical Air Force… The result of the strafing was that the enemy attack was effectively brought to a halt, and a threat was turned into a great victory.”
Over 1200 young men and women flew the Hurricane Typhoon, with 56% making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Sadly, no memorial stands for these brave men and women, their ground crews, and the support staff. The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group are there to create a living memorial, a flying monument. Their goal is to rebuild one of the last remaining Typhoon’s in the world.
Having had the honour of meeting Flight Officer Bernard Gardiner at his 100th Birthday celebration at the RAF Club, we decided that the best way that we could honour such an inspiring gentleman who flew the Hawker Typhoon was to fundraise for a moving memorial to such incredible servicepeople.
From midday Sunday 5th June until midday Monday 6th June, the team at KryptoKloud are going to cycle 666 kilometres in 24 hours. We are hoping to raise £6,666.66 for such a worthy cause. If you would like to contribute to our challenge, please click on the link below.