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2012

Cadet completes Nijmegen March

A Cadet from 1406 Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) achieved an acclaimed place for the Military Team then completed the historic Nijmegen in July. Cadet Flight Sergeant Kevin Kirk, (from Holbeach), completed the RAFWARMA (a 50 mile over 2 day qualifying march) at RAF Cosford last month, receiving a qualifying medal and team place.

The Nijmegan march this year saw over 50,000 people taking part from all over Europe in either 30, 40 or 50 kilometers daily for 4 day courses, participants are mostly civilian, but also a few thousand in military teams; everyone completing their course is awarded a royally approved medal “Vierdaagsekruis”, as worn by Kevin in the picture.

Kevin who completed 100 miles in 4 days observed, “the atmosphere was more than I thought it would be, people along the way were giving out food, drinks and even free hugs! Although it was tough to complete, all the training and preparation for it, I want to do it again next year.”