Cpl Roberts Takes on the RAF Cosford March
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By Cpl Bryn Roberts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
The WARMA (walking and road marching association) 2 day march at RAF Cosford was a great experience; the march consisted of 2 days walking about 25 miles per day. The event is a qualifier for the Nijmegen marches in Holland, which is a 100 mile march over 4 days. Teams from all over Europe, some teams from beyond Europe’s borders. It was great getting to interact with other nationalities, even exchanging gifts.
The South & West Yorkshire Cosford team, overall, consisted of many members including Flt Lt Williams (148’s CO) and Flt Lt Harrison (Officer at 148). The team had to be split into two separate teams which did the walk separately. However, after the first 25 miles, the teams were happy to help each other with foot treatment etc..
The walk itself had times which were incredibly easy but other points which were really difficult. We were all grateful to get to the last rest point on day two. But we all worked together and helped each other throughout the heavy rain and blistering heat.
Overall the march was amazing fun, it was a brilliant opportunity to meet new people, it developed our teamwork skills massive and by the end we were all still helping and supporting each other, we finished as a proud, strong team. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it again next year.
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