The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund
HRH The Prince of Wales has been the patron of The Ulysses Trust since its inception in 1992. As well as his ongoing support as our patron, PWCF very kindly provides generous funding to enable The Ulysses Trust to support Cadet and Reservist expeditions. We are extremely grateful for the Fund’s continuing support which helps us to deliver our vision.
Here is a selection of some of the expeditions that together with The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, The Ulysses Trust has been able to support:
15 Reservists retraced the route of the SOE saboteurs who destroyed the Norwegian heavy water plant during World War II. The expedition was particularly significant to this unit and the Reservists were able to research and understand the historic FANY connection with Op Grouse and Op Gunnerside. Prior to departure, all but one of the participants were novices to cross country skiing. “Ex Viking Challenge certainly lived up to its name as it was, for me, one of the most challenging things I’ve ever been part of in the Corps.”
8 Cadets undertook a 6-day open canoe wilderness camping experience in Scotland.“The expedition was wet, cold and the weather was all round miserable. However, through all of that, myself and the other Cadets managed to bring humour and pull through it all. I could not even come close to describing how much this experience has affected me, for the good. It was hands down the best, most life enriching experience I’ve had in the Cadets.”
15 students from the University of London Officers’ Training Corps set off on what was to be a challenging voyage to Iceland. Among the crew aboard the 72′ yacht HMSTV Adventure, were several novices who discovered the voyage was far more testing than they expected. “As a complete novice to yacht sailing, I was unsure of what to expect when I applied to Ex Arctic Express. I imagined a relaxing couple of weeks, perfect to unwind after my exams. I was wrong.”
Needless to say, we are tremendously appreciative of the significant contribution PWCF has made and continues to make to The Ulysses Trust.
To find out more about PWCF and how it supports The Ulysses Trust and other charities, visit www.pwcf.org.uk.