Recently Flight Sergeant Ajay Sohal and Corporal Jamie Knighton received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award in St James Place.
The presentation was to commence at 3 pm, everyone was split into categories according to which organisation they did their award with; the largest group was the Air Cadets. Soon after the groups were set, each one was guided into the different rooms within the palace.
Everyone was split into sections within the room and given a seat, unfortunately FS Sohal and Cpl Knighton were separated. The award was being presented and then HRH the Earl of Wessex Prince Edward made it a priority to talk to us in our sections and congratulated us on our achievement.
After the awards were presented everyone left the Palace and parted their separate ways. FS Sohal said “The Duke of Edinburgh award is one of the best things I have done” and Cpl Knighton thought it was a great day and well worth all the hard work.
FS Ajay Sohal and Cpl Jamie Knighton
2418 (Sherwood) Sqn