A representative team of MARPAC members from CFB Esquimalt participated in the annual Nijmegen walking event in June.
Before they left, they made a significant march from CFB Esquimalt to Saanich, where they held a ceremonial visit at The Lodge at Broadmead.
There they shared time with Maurice Hundleby, a Second World War veteran and resident at the Lodge.
Hundleby spoke with the team about their trip and showed the team his detailed scrapbook from the war. The Nijmegen Marches originated in 1909 with Dutch military efforts to increase the long-distance marching and weight-carrying ability of their infantry soldiers.
That changed slightly after heavy fighting in the area during the Second World War.
The Canadian Forces have a rich history in participating with the event.