148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Sgt Richmond Completes the International Waendal March

On the 11th and 12th of May I took part in the Waendel road-marching walk.

During the walk I would carry plenty of water and food for energy to help me walk the 25 mile distance per day, I also had a card that would be stamped at each checkpoint to ensure I completed the full route. When I completed the first day I took the necessary precautions to heal and be ready for the next day of walking.

On the next day of Walking I started in high spirits to complete the walk, again supplied with plenty of water and food for energy to help me finish the walk.  As I progressed on the second day I began to feel pain and started to slow down massively. Unfortunately this wasn’t good for time as I had a deadline to finish.  Luckily I managed to push through the pain and finish the walk just before the deadline time and completing the Waendel Walk and gaining my bronze Road Marching Badge.

By Sgt Sam Richmond