Medal For Gunnersbury Boy

After completing epic 100 mile walk

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Local Acton resident, Viktor Woloszczuk - a Gunnersbury pupil - has sucessfully completed an epic four day walking event in Holland.

The 14-year-old was one of over 50,000 youngsters from across the globe taking part this summer in the International Four Day Marches in Nijmegen, Holland.

The ‘Vierdaagse’ (Dutch for ‘four day event’) has taken place every year since 1909 and is the largest organised walking event in the world.

45 teenagers from west London were involved walking either 50km (31 miles) each day or 40km (24 miles) per day for four days through the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and Limburg.

The 39.396 who completed the course were awarded the Vierdaagsekruis (Four Days Medal) which is regarded as the "cross for proven marching ability". It is a royally approved decoration which Dutch servicemen wear on their uniform.

Viktor is part of the 342 Squadron ATC Air Cadets and walked with the RAF Middlesex Wing Walking Club. He has helped raised over a thousand pouunds for his school.

The 342 (Ealing and Brentford) Squadron is taking on new cadets in the autumn.

  Anyone aged 13 and up is welcome to join.  Besides the walking, they offer flying and gliding, sports, travel overseas, camps, and much more. 


29th July 2013