Anniversary of the Long March
The Long March
The Long March started on the 25th Jan 2010 and will continue until 30th Jan 2010.
To honour the actions and sacrifices made by Allied personnel during the Long March of World War II Prisoners of War (PoWs), Royal Air Force personnel will re-enact the Zagan to Spremberg route, 57 miles of the original 1,000 mile forced march made by the Prisoners in 1945. The party of over 100 marchers includes staff from RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, RAF Marham in Norfolk and RAF Halton in Bucks. They will be accompanied by several veterans, who will be able to share their first hand experiences with the younger generation - some of the new RAF trainees, as well as cadets from Yarm School Combined Cadet Force (Yorkshire) and Middlesex Wing Air Training Corps.