Six RAF Air Cadets from 2428 (Hedge End) Squadron have recently achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards, working their way through four sections:- volunteering, physical, skill and expeditions.
“The DofE programme gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future’ said Flight Lieutenant Nicola Swaffield, 2428 (Hedge End) Squadron’s Officer Commanding and Expedition Assessor for the DofE. ‘I am proud of the Bronze team, whom have individually developed and grown since taking up the DofE Programme, they are all now working towards their Silver DofE Awards’.
Cadet Harding said ‘It’s an adventure from beginning to end, an excellent opportunity to develop a new skills and work collectively and individually’.
The Hedge End squadron continues to train and encourage the next generation with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme being regularly available.
Air Cadets initially complete the Bronze Award from the age of 14. This is just one of the exciting activities that Air Cadets become involved in, including summer camps at RAF Stations, Sports and Adventure Training.
RAF Air Cadets welcome young people aged 13 to 17 and adults from 20-55.
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