600 Squadron maRAFAthon team


The Formation of No: 600 (City of London) Squadron, RAF Reserves (600 SQN) took place on the 14th October 1925 at RAF Northolt.

2015 is the 90th Anniversary of 600 SQN.

To celebrate this occasion, 600 SQN is organising a number of events to raise money for our chosen charities. The formation of the maRAFAthon team for 2015 is one of those events.


Our original plan was to have a 600 SQN Marathon Team taking part in the 2015 London Marathon but unfortunatley not all team members were successful in the ballot process. All unsuccessful ballot applicants were offered a guaranteed place in the Edinburgh Marathon, and that is how the team became involved in the Edinburgh event as well as London. RAFA will be represented at both events.

600 SQN maRAFAthon team have 5 team members, 4 taking part in the London Marathon (Sunday 26 April) and 1 taking part in the Edinburgh marathon (Sunday 31 May 2015).

All team members are in Full-Time employment. In addition to their Full-Time work, RAF Reserve commitments, they will have to find the time to train and prepare themselves for the gruelling 26 miles of the Marathon and the weather conditions at the time of the event. This means the team is likely to be covering 60 miles per week training.


Donations can be made in two ways: –

  1. Click on the Donate button on this page and provide your donation (don’t forget Gift Aid) or
  2. Use JustTextGiving by sending your text to 70070 and the following message RAFA60 £5 (don’t forget Gift Aid).

Please note: The JustGivingText donation can be any of the following amounts: £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10.


Meet the 600SQN maRAFAthon team: –

Layla Davidson (London) – (03:59:15)

Allan Dillon (London) – (04:46:25)

Fern Gwinnett (London) – (03:59:15)

Richard Needham (London) – (04:12:36)


Gary ‘Edge’ Edgerton (Edinburgh)