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Summer Newsletter 2014

It's that time of year again where we publish our Summer Newsletter containing all sorts of news and information about the Ulysses Trust and the outstanding adventurous training activities and expeditions that we have supported over the last few months. In this edition we feature three expeditions namely 4 Para powering their...

New Trustee Appointed

The Ulysses Trust has recently appointed a new Trustee to its Board.  Dr Rod Stables has accepted a position as Trustee and this will help to shape the Ulysses Trust for the future. Dr Rod Stables is a leading heart surgeon and was appointed to the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in 2000....

Win An Intelligent Pelican Adventure Travel Kit Worth £125!!

Since 1992 we have granted almost £1.8M to over 21,000 Cadets and Reservists participating in adventurous training and expeditions around the world. To help us to do more to support Cadet units in particular in the future, we recently ran a survey to find out what you think about the Ulysses Trust,...

Ulysses Trust Supports Services’ Makalu Climb

While the Ulysses Trust supports a broad range of adventurous training and expeditions for both UK Reserve Forces and Cadets, some activities that we support are particularly noteable. One such example is scheduled to take place in September 2014 when a team of eight servicemen selected from all branches...

Winter Newsletter 2013

The latest edition of our newsletter has now been published, and can be downloaded here: Ulysses Trust Winter 2013 Newsletter The 8 page newsletter features several full colour photographs of expeditions that we have supported over the last 12 months, key announcements, many interesting facts about the Trust, and further...

A Quarter Century Commitment of Royal Patronage

The Ulysses Trust is delighted to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales has kindly extended his patronage of the Ulysses Trust until 2018. HRH’s involvement began in 1991, when he agreed to become Patron of the Territorial Army's expedition to attempt the first British winter ascent of Everest, a project...

In Memoriam – Colonel David Mallam OBE

David Mallam was Secretary of the Ulysses Trust until 2007, and continued to support our fund-raising until 2009. He died, aged 75, on 6th June. It was mid-1992 that David appeared in Project DARC STAR’s (the TA winter attempt on Mt Everest) expedition office - a converted freight container.  David was...

AVM Nick Kurth Takes The Lead

A leader both within the Royal Air Force and on rock faces throughout the world, Air Vice-Marshal Nick Kurth has now taken over from Colonel Julian Radcliffe as the new Chairman of the Ulysses Trust. Julian steps down from the role after several years of valuable service for which his...

Ulysses Trust Awards 2013

Each year we announce the winners of the Ulysses Trust Awards for expeditions undertaken in the previous year. Our task was particularly difficult this year as the quality of entries was extremely high. Congratulations are due to the following winners in each category. Particular congratulations are due to HQ London Wing ATC...

In Memoriam – General Sir Michael Wilkes KCB CBE KStJ

General Sir Michael Wilkes, one of our founding Vice Patrons, died on 27th October 2013, aged 73. In June 1991, General Mike was Deputy Commander Field Army and Inspector General TA, when he was invited to London by GOC London District to “hear about what part of his Army was trying...

Ulysses Trust 20th Anniversary

The Ulysses Trust celebrated its 20th anniversary by presenting awards to cadet and reserve forces who have benefited from its grants, for the best expedition and the best expedition photograph in each category. These four awards were kindly sponsored by the Adventurous Training Group (Army). Among the winners...