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1936 Cadets Walk To Success

Article posted: May 21, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Two cadets from 1936 Newton Squadron have become the first cadets in the Squadrons recent history to take part in and complete the gruelling RAF Walking and Road Marching Association (RAF WARMA) 2-Day March at DCAE Cosford.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Finch and Cadet Sergeant Stewart completed the 25mile a day 2 day road march in good time and in high spirits. They are looking forward to completing the Nijmegen International Marching League 4 day 25 mile a day in July. This will mark the culmination of 6 months of training.

Said Flying Officer McGuire, who has previously completed the 2-Day march, “The effort put into the road marching, both in training, during the walk and in their own personal admin shows they are committed and enthusiastic. They have both expressed interest in continuing with road marching in the future.”

OC 1936, Flt Lt Hudson said of the two, “The squadron as a whole is very impressed with the effort displayed by these two individuals. It is good to see some of the many opportunities available in the Air Cadet Organisation being undertaken by our cadets. We wish them all the best at Nijmegen.”

Cadet Sgt Stewart and Cadet FS Finch show off their road marching medals

Two weeks after the RAF 2-Day, Cadet FS Finch and SGT Stewart also completed the IML 2-Day walk in Wellingborough, Northants. They completed 67kms over the two days and achieved 3 medals for their effort, including the International Marching League bronze medal.

By Fg Off L McGuire
1936 Squadron