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The Olympic Torch arrived in Cornwall from Greece as it began its 8,000 mile journey from Lands End around Britain to the Olympic Stadium in London

 
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Georgia Higgs from Helston
Georgia Higgs
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David Beckham with the Torch


Three times Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie, the first torchbearer at Lands End




Ben Fogle at the Eden Project


Emma Fox at Newquay
At around 7:30 on the evening of 18th May, BA flight BA2012 (painted gold and named The Firefly) arived at RNAS Culdrose, near Helston in Cornwall, from Greece. On board was the Olympic Torch, accompanied by David Beckham, Princess Anne, Lord Coe, Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson and London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Also on board were 15-year-old hockey player Georgia Higgs, from Helston, along with Dennis Coles (17) from East Ayrshire, Chloe Brown (18) from Bangor, Northern Ireland and Sean White (17) from Swansea. They have all been taking part in the handover ceremony in Athens.
The Olympic Flame was carried off the plane by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal an a transportation lantern before being transferred to a torch. The torch was used by David Beckham to light a cauldron in front of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and 500 members of the public, armed forces and dignitaries.
The arrival of BA2012 and the ceremony at RNAS Culdrose was shown live on the BBC's One Show.

The Olympic Flame was secured at RNAS Culdrose overnight and early the following morning (Saturday 19th May) a naval helicopter flew it to Lands End. At 07:00 it began it's 8,000 mile journey around the UK, arriving at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford 70 days later on 27th July.
The Olympic Torch


Firefly lands at RNAS Culdrose

Lt Cdr Richard Full of RNAS Culdrose carried the flame from the helicopter at Lands End
Cornish surfer Tassy Swallow at Lands End



Michael Lapage, a rowing silver medallist at the 1948 Games, carrying the flame in St Austell
The Route of the Olympic Torch through Cornwall
Time Location Torchbearers
07:00 Lands End Start of Torch Relay
Ben Ainslie, Olympic Gold medal winner
Eric Smith (76) from Woking
Tassy Swallow (18) from St Ives
Steve Brady (59) from Lanner
Vicky Smith (16) from Plymouth
07:31 Sennen David Jackson (61) from Penzance
Fi Read (45) from Penzance
08:00 Newlyn Emma Davidson (41) from Penzance
Roger Smitheram (61) from Hayle
Keia Wardman (12) from Carbis Bay
08:20 Penzance Becci Gowers (33) from Helston
Henry Hocking (12) from Penzance
Lesley Thomas (58) from the Isles of Scilly
Mark Stevens (20) from St Ives
Samantha Woon (21) from Cornwall
Wendy Pittendrigh (46) from Dorset
Wendy Pittendrigh (55)
Keith Songhurst (73) from Penzance
Marie Wilton (31) from Penzance
Michael Birchmore (21) from Perranporth
Trevelyan Magor (21) from Porthleven
09:01 Marazion Andrew Bell (32) from Probus
Bob Bowman(32) from Helston
Andrew Marston (42) from Penryn
Sarah Blight (52) from Crowlas
09:26 Rosudgeon Amy James (24) from Hayle
Chris Martin (55) from Mabe
Andy Mckenzie (33) from Goldsithney
Geoff Letchford (60) from Penzance
09:42 Ashton Grace Wilkin (15) from Penzance
Liz Lusty (47) from Truro
Julie Search (62) from Helston
Sarah Mortiboys (34) from Perranporth
09:54 Breage Bernard Lee (62) from Camborne
10:07 Helston Angeli Milburn (39) from London
Jeremy Parry (49) from Truro
Nena Yendell (41) from Crediton
Tim Boden (48) from Millharbour
Charlotte Chadwick (44) from Truro
Mandy Hewitt (39) from St Stephen
Nicole Martin (39) from Truro
10:53 Falmouth Ben Leonard (35) from Falmouth
Claire Spargo-Williams (25) from Truro
Gavin Cattle (32) from Falmouth
John Parham (63) from Truro
Sean Mcdonnell (46) from Falmouth
Chelsie Ferguson (19) from Newquay
Dave Collins (69) from Falmouth
John Forster (62) from Penryn
Mikey Willis (14) from Falmouth
Taig Stephens (12) from Redruth
12:27 Truro Barry Symons (55) from Truro
Rhiannon Bryant (13) from Truro
Lisa Heal (31) from Bristol
Rik Bennett (42) from Truro
13:11 Newquay Andy Ferris (33) from Newquay
Denise May (54) from Bude
Emma Fox (35) from Newquay
Georgia Doyle-Lay (13) from Truro
Jenni Buckley (13) from Padstow
Tommy Gee (28) from Newquay
Dale Triggs (15) from Truro
Dylan Read (16) from Chichester
Emma Jones (29) from Newquay
Hattie Devereux (15) from Leatherhead
Martyn Selley (36) from Truro
15:13 St Stephen Martyn Selley (12) from St Austell
Revis Crowle (50) from Looe
James Ross (35) from Wadebridge
Val Hawken (70) from Indian Queens
15:30 Trewoon Mike Foley (40) from Truro
Rene Sweet (61) from Lostwithiel
Matthew Hill (32) from Truro
15:44 St Austell Adrian Thomas (63) from St Austell
Janet Mcculley (72) from Bude
Kenneth Johnson (64) from St Austell
Becky Cross (41) from Porthtowan
Jeremy Nicholds (50) from Tunbridge Wells
Nathan Rilstone (22) from Truro
16:22 Eden Project Ben Fogle will fly the Olympic Flame in a helium balloon above the tree canopy in the tropical biome.
17:16 Stenalees David Denmead (75) from St Columb
Simon Paddon (42) from Barnstaple
Rich Stoneman (33) from St Austell
17:25 Bugle Christine Ayerst (22) from Falmouth
Dave Hoskin (44) from Bodmin
Norman Trebilcock (59) from Bodmin
Clare Bredin (49) from Bodmin
Howard Otton (43) from Plymouth
17:50 Lanivet Lilian Quinn (78) from Holsworthy
Wendy Lowe (56) from Bodmin
17:58 Bodmin Evie Fairman (15) from Bodmin
Keith Manning (43) from West Drayton
Julian Wills (41) from Saltash
Jenny Hyde
18:35 Liskeard Chris Theobald (27) from Plymouth
Helen Blackburn (35) from Par
Sophia Cowburn (19) from Truro
Frances Johnson (81) from Launceston
Tony Webb (67) from Bude
19:15 Saltash Andrew Ball (19) from Saltash
Kirsten Nosworthy (32) from Plymouth
Poppy Mills (15) from Plymouth
Andy Lloyd (55) from Plymouth
Peter Heywood (66) from East Looe
   
   


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