Fri 6 Mar 2020: Ten Tors 60th Anniversary Celebrations

We are developing some projects to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ten Tors and need assistance.

One project is for a team to participate wearing the clothing and equipment used in the early 1960s and to display at the Finish of both the Jubilee Challenge and Ten Tors Challenge a demonstration of a team overnighting in those early days. We are seeking the loan of a military canvas 2 man bivouac, an army lightweight blanket, 2 shirts Khaki Flannel, 8 Army windproof trousers and jackets, an all green combat jacket and trousers, some balaclavas where the bottom part folds up to make a cap comforter, some capes as seen in the film 1917, a map case with board, perspex and canvas cover, some Army canvas gaiters and some gas capes; all circa 1950 early 1960s.

The second project is a chronological display of photographs and captions depicting Ten Tors’ history. We have access to the Denbury Days website images but are looking for more early images and action photographs from the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s of the Challenge or training. The displays will also include some reminiscences of those who took part in Ten Tors describing in 5 lines or so what they gained from their Ten Tors’ experiences. Your description of what you got out of Ten Tors and what it has meant to your life should be matched with a portrait picture, your School or other establishment and the year(s) of participation.

If you are able to assist with clothing/equipment, photographs or reminiscences, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.gov.uk with Ten Tors 60th Anniversary Celebrations as the subject. If you have a suitable item of clothing or equipment, please attach a picture so that we can check it is needed.

Dartmoor Magazine

You might be interested to read 2 informative articles about Ten Tors published in the Spring Edition of the Dartmoor Magazine. If it isn’t available in your local newsagent, contact enquiries@dartmoormagazine.co.uk.

Where’s To?

A reminder that entries for the Ten Tors Quiz are to be received by the Ten Tors Secretary electronically or by post by the 24 Apr 2020. Hard copy booklets will be returned during the Ten Tors weekend. Please note that on Page 3 the 4th question ‘What is it called?’ should read ‘What is its call?’

Last updated 06/03/2020

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