Nijmegen is an international 100 mile walking event based in the Netherlands, with 2018 being the 102nd year for this 4 day walk and over 41,000 people took part. One of 878 Squadron’s cadets took part this year and this is her view of the trip.
‘On the 17th July, I started my second Nijmegen Marches, this is a 160km walk, over 4 days, in Holland.
As I was the only cadet from 878 (Highworth) Squadron that went to Holland, I knew I would have to meet new people and socialise, but this is something I really enjoy about Nijmegen because you get to meet people from across the world, as well as people from across Wings and Regions in England.
Throughout the week the team faced a multitude of different problems such as blisters and knee injuries but as a team we worked through these and pushed everyone to their limits to complete it. Nijmegen is one camp I’ve very happy to have competed twice. Not just because everyone is enthusiastic and encouraging but also because it’s so rewarding on the final day when you receive your medal and can officially say that you’ve walked 160km.’
Cadet Livia Foulds (14)
It was an amazing experience that she said she would gladly repeat. Many other cadets have completed the same walk in the past and have attained the very same medal Cadet Foulds received for the second time this year.
For more updates on the adventurous activities and trips that 878 Squadron take part in, visit our website Highworth.rafac.uk or check out our Facebook page 878 (Highworth) Sqn.
Flight Sergeant Tori Baddeley (17)
Picture: Cadet Foulds with her civilian walking team, 6th from the right in the back row