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Nijmegen March 2022

Northumbria & Durham ACFs travel to the Netherlands with the support of ACCT UK

31 August 2022

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Nijmegen March 2022

Northumbria and Durham ACFs and supporting Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV), from across the counties, were given the opportunity to participate in the 2022 Nijmegen March thanks to a generous donation by ACCT UK.

The grant allowed over 20 cadets and CFAVs, to participate and support in Exercise Blister Shuffle 2022, which formed part of the Nijmegen Summer Festival, attracting some 48,000 participants from all over the world.

It was always going to be a challenging, physical event, especially in the July heat, however, the substantial training undertaken during the months and weeks beforehand stood everyone in good stead.

In their 104th year the Nijmegen Marches, one of the largest events in the world, consists of four days of marching 25 miles each day, in a circuitous route, commencing and finishing in Nijmegen City Centre. In addition, the event allows the cadets and their support volunteers to conduct battlefield tours, prior to the main event.  

“The Nijmegen Four Day March is an opportunity to attend an international event, meet other Service and Civilian personnel, broaden horizons and give cadets a lifelong experience that they could pass on to their peers.”

Lt Col Mike White, Deputy Commandant of the Northumbria Army Cadet Force

It was an ambitious project but it enabled us to take our young people to an event where they met like-minded individuals from all over the world, and service men and women from every country in Europe.

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