Cadets from 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps were out in force last weekend (12 – 14 May) at Wellingborough’s International Waendel Walk. The event, which sees over 5,000 walkers from around the globe visiting the town, is always keenly supported by the local Squadron and this year saw the cadets taking part in the opening ceremonies as well as the gruelling walks.
Joined by its neighbouring unit from Rushden, the Squadron led a parade of young people carrying the flags of 28 nations at Friday’s opening ceremony. The Squadron, along with other road marching teams from the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, went on to complete the 25 kilometre routes on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Flying Officer Phil Warr, the Squadron’s Officer in Charge, led one group of the cadets on their hike. Phil said: “We have every reason to be proud of our cadets for their brilliant effort on the walk today and my thanks go out to all of our supporting adult volunteers.
“As ever we’ve had a superb weekend playing our part in the Waendal events. The Squadron has enjoyed the support of the public and, aside from a few blisters, had great weekend of road marching.”