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2418 Sqn Bronze DofE

Article posted: Jul 18, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Recently a group of 2418 (Sherwood) cadets went on their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh live expedition around the Calverton area with 1936 (Newton) cadets. 13 cadets (6 girls, 7 boys) from 2418 set off for the campsite for that evening. On the Sunday the cadets had to walk even further to the finish at Lambley Inn.

During the expedition, we found certain aspects quite difficult, as you can imagine a team of 6 girls can’t always be the easiest thing. Despite the few disagreements our team ploughed through the situations and carried on. Along the way there were a lot of laughs, especially when we ran to the finish line. Going through a field of cows wasn’t exactly the best of things, but the rewarding toilet stop after it was very relieving! On both days the weather was quite hot so everyone covered themselves in sun cream, this made it quite difficult as by the end of it you were very sweaty! CDT Rebecca Oldknow’s personal highlight was “walking through a field of cut grass making ‘giant shoes’ on my feet”.

Overall as a group, we all passed and we will take forward our experiences onto our Silver expedition in the near future.

CDT R Oldknow