Five Cadets from 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron have just completed and received their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards after completing the four arduous sections of the award.
The Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Team on Expedition in the Peak District.
The physical section saw the cadets complete months of fitness training at the Squadron where they were assessed on activities from running to press-ups by the Sports Leader staff at the Squadron. Differently, the skills section saw the cadets challenged in a completely different arena, marksmanship. Over a six month period the cadets trained on Squadron and at the Army Cadet Centre at Chetwynd Barracks to gain various levels of marksmanship awards and improve their shooting skills. The service section was completed by cadets through working for the local community by collecting for local charities and supporting local events such as the Remembrance Sunday parade and Battle of Britain parade.
Finally, the expedition section saw the cadets complete a demanding three-day expedition across the White Peak area of the Peak District. Cadet Noble commented “The expedition was very hard but very satisfying to look back on”.
Sergeant Bailey, Cadet Noble, Sergeant Readyhoof, Corporal Aldridge, and Cadet Beardsall with their Silver Duke Of Edinburgh’s Awards.
This year the cadets will begin working towards their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards whilst other cadets on the Squadron continue to work towards their Bronze and Silver awards.
2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron parades on Monday and Thursday evenings between 1900 and 2115 hrs at Grange Park, Station Road, Long Eaton. We are always open to new cadets aged 13+ and adult volunteers. For further information contact the Squadron on 0115 946 5432 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
By Flt Lt Jack Stepanian, Officer Commanding 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron