In 2017, the Naval Service celebrated the centenary of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), formed in 1917, and recognised the vital contribution made by naval women over the last century.
To mark her close involvement with WRNS100, and her retirement from the Royal Naval Reserve, Commander Jane Allen decided to undertake a solo anti-clockwise charity walk around the coastline of mainland Britain. She started from Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth on 21 October 2017 - hence the title Victory Walk – estimating it would take over a year and cover approximately 5,500 miles.
After various adventures and setbacks along the way, Jane finally completed the Victory Walk on Friday 6 September 2019 when she returned to HMS Victory. She had been away for 22 months and walked 5,495 miles, raising awareness and funds for two Naval Charities – WRNS BT and RNRMC. You still have plenty of time to donate.