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Walk for Wings

  • Emma Knutzen
  • Interview by: Jess Boydon


So I am currently walking 2,019 miles

to every active RAF station in mainland UK.

(laughs) Yeah, it is quite a trek.

But it came about for two reasons.

One is, my son is in the RAF,

and I wanted to give something back

for the wonderful career and life and opportunities

that they've given my son,

'cause it has completely changed his life.

So I felt that to do something like this

for the RAF Association charity,

would be a perfect thing.

My son thinks I'm having a midlife crisis,

that is literally what he said to me when I first told him.

And then when I left his graduation, he said,

"Oh good luck with your mental breakdown walk."

But I think somewhere deep down, somewhere,

I think he's a little bit proud.

I hope, I'd like to think so anyway.

I don't know whether he will be there

when I actually finish or whether I'll see him

either that evening or later on in the evening,

or a few days later,

it depends what his commitments are.

But I don't wanna put any pressure on him to

sort of be there and get the mick taken out of him

by his mates or whatever so,

but I am looking really forward to finishing

and having achieved something,

and to say that I've literally walked

from one end of the country to the other.

'Cause I don't think there'll be many people

that can say that.

So I'm looking forward to having that sort of

sense of achievement,

and that finality of getting to the end,

and have conquered quite a few,

I wouldn't say personal demons but sort of, you know,

issues and things that sort of come along the way,

and you know, you sort of make it from one end to the other

and you have succeeded.

So that's what I'm looking forward to.

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