Our own Cadet Flight Sergeant Tom Dodge joined other Cadets from 2418 Sherwood Squadron and braved the weather for his Silver DofE Live Expedition this weekend.
Despite weather that can only be described as atrocious, this combined group of cadets travelled to the Peak District this weekend to perform their Silver DofE Live Expedition. Having already completed his Bronze DoE, with its two day expedition, the next step up is this, the Silver, with its three day walk, for which the Peak District had been chosen. He has already completed all the other steps required to achieve a Silver DofE, but Tom has already set his next goal, beyond the Silver, to the gruelling, and highly prized Gold DofE, when the recipient actually gets to go to Buckingham Palace and receive their award personally by HRH Duke of Edinburgh, or one of the Royal Princes on his behalf.
By CI Sean Swales
1936 (Newton) Sqn ATC