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  • Writer's pictureChloe Pedlow

Anniversary of the 'Cockleshell Heroes'

We at 'Gites rue du chateau' are delighted to be hosting 14 ex-servicemen on 14th December when they complete their epic canoe / hike to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 'Cockleshell Heroes'. They'll be canoeing 60 miles along the Gironde estuary and hiking 100 miles from Bordeaux to Ruffec and are raising money for three charities. We'll be supplying them with refreshments before they head home.

Please click on the link to their page to follow their story and read about the daring original expedition, which cost the lives of 8 of the 10 marines involved.

The links to donate to the charities are on their page.


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