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1360 Squadron’s Intrepid Explorers go for Silver

Article posted: Jun 06, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

1360 Squadron’s Intrepid Explorers go for Silver

On a sunny early morning, a group of 7 Cadets from 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron, travelled to the Peak District to begin their Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

After many weeks of preparing and volunteering to gain their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, they were finally ready to take part in the 3 day walk. The group consisted of Corporal Jade Cox (15) Corporal Shannon Conway (14) Corporal Stuart McPherson (16) Cadet Elly Ongoma (15) Cadet Ryan Griffin (16) Cadet Joel Terry (15) and Corporal Charlotte Lee (16).

These intrepid explorers completed their self-sufficient 3 day expedition, after walking 20km each day from Llam to Leek to Longnor, having to carry their camping equipment and food all on their backs! The hours of trekking through the country side paid off when they successfully reached the finish in Longnor, and were greeted by celebratory ice creams in the sun.

The squadron are very proud of all our cadets who complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Scheme as it’s a challenging aspect to cadets and at such a young age it’s a great achievement. Next Stop Gold!
Corporal Charlotte Lee Said: “It was a great weekend for the whole team as we all made it to the finish, it was challenging but as we stuck as a team it made it fun and enjoyable. I’m really glad I managed to finish it as now I know I can push for gold!”