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Boots are made for Walking

Article posted: Jun 15, 2016 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

This year, the South & East Midlands Wing Road Marching Team is kindly sponsored by cadet Direct and Magnum Boots, and with the 100th year of the 100 mile Nijmegen marches fast approaching, the cadets are overjoyed with the new sponsorship, and excited to see the impact the issued boots will make on their performance.

“I’m thoroughly elated for our team to receive the Cadet Direct, Magnum Sponsorship, supporting South & East Midlands Wing ATC at the Nijmegen marches in July. Magnum are known for their high quality and our team is proud to be awarded with this sponsorship deal. I’m sure it’ll have more than a positive boost for our team. We cannot wait to see what we can achieve given this fantastic opportunity!” – Sgt Tom Chambers, 2070 (Glenfield) Squadron.

The cadets of the South & East Midlands Wing Road Marching Team have been training rigorously for the challenge since the very start of the year, racking up over 400 miles in training and qualifying. For their hard work and efforts to be paying off through such a fantastic sponsorship is “a huge privilege”, said FS Oliver Hardingham, 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron. The cadets are looking forward to the remaining time in training they have, as well as the fantastic time anticipated when they go over to Holland in July.

Sgt Rebekah Oldknow, 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron, said – “I’m thrilled that our team has received the very generous sponsorship from cadet direct and magnum (a brand that has helped me through all my previous training!) It’s exciting to be able to represent them at the Nijmegen marches! I can’t wait for the challenge and to see the impact on the team’s morale!”

As mentioned, the team are proud to be representing cadet direct, and magnum boots, as they are reliable brands and useful sources of kit which have served us all well throughout our cadet careers, and as said many times throughout the team, we all look forward to seeing how the boots will impact our performance and morale!
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