What do you do when you turn 10? —— you have a party of course! —— and what an event it turned out to be as Team Army celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Williams F1 centre near Oxford.

Surrounded by the priceless collection of Formula 1 cars through the decades, it was a spectacular venue and a dream for those that watch and follow motorsport. So, it was an iconic location and a milestone occasion celebrated last night by over 150 of our friends, partners, beneficiaries and supporters.

Following a champagne reception amongst the famous racing cars, it was the first opportunity for many to hear about the more amazing and truly inspirational exploits undertaken by beneficiaries, enabled in part by the funding support of Team Army. From the highest profile expeditions and challenges to the less publicised feats of sporting excellence and endurance, it was a proud moment for the charity to celebrate how it has helped enable such achievements and helped so many individuals, teams and groups to excel.

The Lamont Kirkland stage show, both entertaining and informative, was central to setting the scene as to how it all began and by then adding contributions from a variety of beneficiaries (see videos at right) it brought to life what it has meant to so many and the tremendous effect the charity has had. It was a class act, and after announcing the launch of the new ‘Team Forces’ defence brand that will join the original ‘Team Army’, the party was able to continue with delicious food, hospitality and the foot-stomping sounds of the fabulous band, @59. Even the gamers were able to pit their wits and skills and compete on the first class driving simulators, kindly sponsored by Carwood. Phew! what an evening to remember!

Some of our very generous sponsors have been with us from the start and many others have joined the journey on the way, but the collective sense of achievement was palpable on what has been delivered over the decade. Last night showed just how this delivery is reflected by the immense gratitude of so many beneficiaries spanning the spectrum of sport, challenge and adventure.

Thank you to a great team of friends and supporters that allow it all to happen. Happy Anniversary; roll on the next 10!

An amazing event reflecting on 10 years of Team Army/Ethos and now Forces. The value that this organisation has added to the moral component of our serving and veteran forces especially those that now find themselves physically or mentally disadvantaged is incalculable. 

Team Army / Team Forces Sponsor

A great evening and a fitting celebration following 10 years of extraordinary achievement. Excited to see what the next 10 years brings!

Team Army / Team Forces Sponsor

Superb event! The speakers were truly inspirational, very proud we are gold sponsors of such a fantastic organisation.

Team Forces Gold Sponsor

Happy 10th Anniversary! Thank you for 10 years of support to the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST) and our incredibly inspiring Athletes! We look forward to the next decade where together we can continue changing lives and making the impossible possible!

AFPST Chief Operating Officer 

Thoroughly enjoyed the event and was left in pure awe of the dedication of the team and your efforts to support these amazing people. Thank you again and huge congratulations on your anniversary.

Team Army / Team Forces Sponsor

It is always interesting to reflect on the Team Army journey – wow so much achieved in such a short time. Impressive. I certainly felt a real buzz of excitement as you recollected just some of the past 10 years, in particular with the future of Team Forces. I really like the vision and from my own WIS perspective, your support has enabled some amazing endeavours to take place. They have clearly had a positive impact on the lives of those involved.

Team Army / Team Forces Beneficiary

Happy 10th Anniversary, an excellent event celebrating your wonderful support to the Forces sporting community, and some truly inspirational stories from those you have helped achieve their greatest endeavours, on land, sand, sea, and ice!

Team Army / Team Forces Sponsor

It’s always great to meet new people but when you know all of the people in the room have supported others aspirations, it certainly makes for an incredible evening.

Sally Orange, Team Army / Team Forces Ambassador

A great night, with some inspiring stories that were enabled because of the work of Team Forces. For potential sponsors that haven’t spotted the mutually beneficial link to Social Value outcomes you should speak to the gang at Team Forces.

Military Attendee