Verdun Hayes


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Verdun Hayes

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Hi, many thanks for visiting my fundraising page.

I have decided to go for the world record for the oldest male Tandem Sky Dive on the 13th May 2017 at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton and I will also be raising money for the Royal British Legion charity. I will be 101 years and 37 days old and the record is currently held by a Canadian gentleman who was 101 years and 3 days when he jumped. I would like to bring the record back to Britain.

The Royal British Legion is close to my heart, my father having served in WW1 and myself, Brothers and Sister in WW2. Any donations would be welcomed.


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02.09.17 Fantastic, good man! Maybe I'll go for your record in 2072! Best wishes for the future, Tim

25.06.17 Congratulations.

04.06.17 Read about this in The Week - incredible!

01.06.17 Verdun- you are an amazing person! Skydiving at any age is not for me! Once a soldier always a member and the RBL does fantastic work for your generation, my generation and the many of this "younger" generation! Good luck my friend

22.05.17 Respect!

21.05.17 Well done Uncle Verdun, it was lovely to see you all! John and Rosemary x x

19.05.17 Good effort Verdun - magnificent achievement!


18.05.17 Best Wishes, Chris

18.05.17 What a brilliant achievement - and Kate too! Huge congratulations.

18.05.17 That was seriously brave by both of you!! Well done!

18.05.17 Well done Verdun (and Kate of course). You are still setting the standard that the rest of us in the Forces are doing our best to follow.

18.05.17 Well done Grandpa - and thank you for the experience of jumping with you - something I will never ever forget (or do again!!) x

17.05.17 Thank you for your example, service and sacrifice Mr Hayes - you are an example to us all. Best Wishes from Australia

16.05.17 Well done Uncle Verdun from your nephew Joe in Cornwall _a mere youngster at 93

16.05.17 You, sir, are an inspiration to us all!


16.05.17 Well done Verdun, what an inspiration you are

16.05.17 Good on you Verdun

16.05.17 Congratulations! You are amazing.. love from Cornwall (Caroline's Friends)

15.05.17 I am in awe of you sir. Thank you

15.05.17 I heard you on radio 4 this morning and have just told my daughter about you. Inspirational. Well done!

15.05.17 Verdun you are awesome

15.05.17 Great stuff. I salute you sir!

15.05.17 You are an inspiration to the next generation


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