Four teenage Newmarket air cadets have completed an historic 100 mile four day walk in Holland to raise funds for Prince Harry’s charity, Walking with the Wounded, which helps injured servicemen.
Harry Porter, Charlie Dodd, Baley Faulkes-Anstee and Daniel Ferries, all 16, took part in the 97th anniversary Nijmegen Vierdaagse event held in Holland along with around 49,000 other walkers all walking different distances some up to 50km a day.
The cadets, all members of Newmarket’s 2417 Squadron, prepared and qualified to take part in the historic event by completing the RAF WARMA march at RAF Cosford. So far they have raised £757 and have a target of £1,000 which they hope to reach by collecting locally and through their charity page justgiving.com/baleyfaulkes-anstee
After completing the event in Holland, the cadets each received a special royally approved medal to commemorate their efforts in a walk that first took place in 1909.
“It was a fantastic experience,” said Baley, who wants to become an officer in the RAF Regiment when he leaves school.
n Newmarket Air Cadets are currently recruiting and meet on Monday and Wednesday at the Drill Hall in Rayes Lane between 7pm and 9.30pm. For more information call 01638 600025.