Four members of 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron, Air Cadets based in Bilborough, Nottingham recently completed the grueling 92nd International Nijmegen Four Days Marches, which took place in Nijmegen, Holland.
After 10 months of preparation, the Cadets marched over 100miles around the Dutch Countryside in four days as part of the 820 strong British Military Contingent along with 35,000 other participants taking part from 60 countries.
Sergeant Alex Cooper said: “If you pardon the pun, I am following in my brother’s footsteps – as he also completed the Nijmegen March when he was a cadet”.
Left to Right: Flt Sgt Anton Nunnick (18), OCdt Ashely Rudd, Sgt Alex Cooper (17), Cpl Joe Henry (16)
Officer Cadet Ashley Rudd – 504 Sqn’s Team Leader – who has completed these marches now for the fourth time – is now setting his sights on the ultra endurance: Belgium “Death March” which is to walk 100miles within 24hours; this is to take place in August.
Squadron Commander: Flt Lt Paul Woodward said: “It’s a lot of work, pain, sweat to make the selection for the Nijmegen Marches – I am proud that 504 have sent Cadets yet again”
Flt Lt Paul Woodward OC 504 Sqn