This is the 9th consecutive year that the charity has supported the Dorset & Wilts team to take part in the Nijmegen March, making the challenge accessible to more than 150 Air Cadets over the years. The cadets are literally following in John's footsteps as he completed the Nijmegen 4 Day Marches in 2000 and 2001 and he would be delighted that the JTYAF is supporting this challenge.
It takes six months to build up physical stamina and gain team spirit to be able to complete the 4 days of Marching 40Km a day in the Netherlands. They march along with 50,000 people from all around the world completing 100 miles of marching, waking at 3am, walking for more than 32 hours in total and taking around 210,000 steps!
We wish the 2019 team all the very best for this formidable challenge and look forward to hearing all about their achievements.