The award winning HELP For HEROES 4×4 EUROPEAN RALLY has raised well over £330,000 for the charity since its launch on Armed Forces Day in 2010. The event follows the path and tells the story of the WWII Allied Invasion through Europe. Allied Forces landed in France early on D-Day morning; June 6, 1944. The liberation of Europe had commenced; that history will unfold as our journey progresses. We also pass through the ‘Western Front’ of WWI.
The third running of the rally will start on June 16th from Littlecote House Hotel, North Wiltshire. This 2000 mile family friendly non-speed touring assembly is a meander through six European countries over 12 days. With a maximum of 45 teams, it is a part military history tour (including War Graves cemeteries, historic sites, museums etc) and will include some fun challenges, off-road driving (on public roads as well as private land) and social elements. It is open to road-legal 4×4 vehicles. Serving and ex-military entries are welcome, as are civilians and families.
After thebyways of Salisbury Plain the rally travels to Normandy to visit sites of D-Day importance then The Somme and Ypres. Next we head to Arnhem in Holland – Operation Market Garden. Then, south to Bastogne in Belgium – famous for the ‘Battle of the Bulge’. After visiting Alsace, France, we enter Germany and visit Dachau; with its horrors of war. We end our journey at Hitler’s “impenetrable” Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.