Brunssum, The Netherlands - More than 30 members of Joint Force Command Brunssum’s Allied International Marching Team (AIMT) participated in the ‘Nijmegen 4Days Marches’ from 18 – 21 July, 2023.
In its 105th year, the Nijmegen 4Days Marches represent the world’s largest multiple day marching event with more than 45.000 participants from over 70 nations.
The JFC Brunssum AIMT marched 40 kilometres per day for four consecutive days, while wearing standard battle dress uniforms and carrying a military backpack weighing at least 10 kilograms. Along the way, thousands of spectators applauded and supported the marchers, passing out snacks and candy, giving high-fives and asking for military patches off their uniforms as souvenirs.
The 38 AIMT members who successfully completed the 160-kilometre march were awarded the 4Day Marches Cross by JFC Brunssum’s representative, Colonel Thomas Tent.
With newly-earned medals on their chests they proudly marched through the streets of Nijmegen completing the gruelling journey also known as the 'Walk of the World.’