Charity night packs a punch

Sgt Howes (Blue), RAF Regiment competes against Rhys Banfield (red), RAF Regiment, during the RAF Boxing Asocsioation Chairty fight night held at RAF Coningsby. 
During the evening of Thursday 28 January, RAF Coningsby hosted a very special event in the 41 Squadron hangar. After months of planning, a Charity Boxing Night between the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF) was ready to commence after the first ring of the bell.

Station Warrant Officer, Trevor Shippey and Cpl Pete Lownie had been planning this event for the last four to six months with representatives from the RN and the RRF. The evening consisted of ten bouts, with competitors weights ranging from 61  91 kilograms. WO Shippey explained the range of experience within the teams,

We had some elite and very experienced boxers, including the Combined Service Champion, but there were also some boxers who were stepping through the ropes and into the ring for the first time.

In the RAF team, there was
Sgt Howes (Blue), RAF Regiment competes against Rhys Banfield (red), RAF Regiment, during the RAF Boxing Asocsioation Chairty fight night held at RAF Coningsby. During the evening of Thursday 28 January, RAF Coningsby hosted a very special event in the 41 Squadron hangar. After months of planning, a Charity Boxing Night between the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF) was ready to commence after the first ring of the bell. Station Warrant Officer, Trevor Shippey and Cpl Pete Lownie had been planning this event for the last four to six months with representatives from the RN and the RRF. The evening consisted of ten bouts, with competitors weights ranging from 61  91 kilograms. WO Shippey explained the range of experience within the teams, We had some elite and very experienced boxers, including the Combined Service Champion, but there were also some boxers who were stepping through the ropes and into the ring for the first time. In the RAF team, there was
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A north Derbyshire man proved he was fighting fit by taking part in a charity boxing night.

Senior Aircraftsman (SAC) Ollie Kirk, who is based on 11 Sqaudron and lives in Eckington, took part in the event at RAF Coningsby which saw prize fighters from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers pitted against one another in the ring.