REVENGE was firmly on the cards last week for members of British Military Fitness (BMF) in Stirling.

To mark the celebrations of Remembrance Day and to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s (RBL) Poppy Appeal, BMF instructors gave their members the opportunity to seek some serious fun and retribution by letting them host the session and ‘train the trainers’.

BMF members, who train at Kings Park in Stirling, put the instructors through their paces with a variety of exercises such as burpees, squats, press-ups and relay races, raising a total of over £2000 so far across the UK with donations still flooding in for the Poppy Appeal.

Colin Faichney, BMF Instructor at Kings Park, said: “As most of our instructors have either served in the military or are still serving, Remembrance Day is an event that is firmly implanted in our hearts and minds. We wanted to help raise money and awareness for the Poppy Appeal by allowing our members to turn the tables on us and let them train the trainer. Some of our members have been working hard with BMF for years, so were chomping at the bit for the chance to take control!.

“I think a few of the members became a little nervous in case we made them work twice as hard at their next session, but the main thing is that everyone had fun on the day and we took the time to remember those who made sacrifices for their country.” RBL created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from the First World War and, a century on from the start of that conflict, they’re still helping today’s Armed Forces families in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment.

Money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to welfare work providing through life care to anyone who is currently serving in the British Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families.

The sheriff said: “Whatever I may think, the charge is one of malicious damage.”