Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Celebration
Air Cadets Andrew Goodman and Jamie Toms are celebrating after receiving their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award last night, which was presented by the 51 (Orton) Squadron’s new Commanding Officer Flt Lt Andy Mason. Both cadets completed their final expedition with Flt Lt Andy Mason along with other cadets from 2430 Holbeach Squadron.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is one of the world's most popular programs for young people aged between 14 and 25. Currently the Air Cadet Organisation is the single largest facilitator of young people entering into the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
There are three levels to the award scheme, Bronze, Silver and Gold. For each level you need to complete four sections for various lengths of time depending on which level you are working towards. For Andrew and Jamie to receive the Bronze Award, each cadet completed 6 months of Volunteering, plus 3 months of commitment to learning a new skill and improving and physical skill. In addition to this they under took a two day expedition, 1 night camp. Both cadets said “Having achieved the first level of this prestige award, we are now keen to start tackling the Silver”
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ATC and gaining your DofE, why not visit our Squardon, we meet on a Tuesday and Wednesday between 1900-2115 at the Squadron HQ. You will find us at Nene Park Academy near the main reception; alternatively visit our website http://www.51sqnatc.co.uk for more information. The Squadron is recruiting now!!