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Crowle Cadet Gets Silver

2014-02-19 16:30:37
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By Flt Lt J Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron

A local Crowle Air Cadet has recently completed his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.  The award is broken down into 4 different sections and requires a considerable amount of time and comittement from the participant.

Corporal A Taylor, of 300 (Axhome) Squadron, had to undertake 2, separate, 3 day, self sufficient expeditions as part of his award.  This required him to plan the expeditions, carry all equipment required and navigate up to 12 miles a day in remote countryside.

Further to his he also devoted evenings to assisting in training newer cadets at the Squadron, improving his fitness and studying aeronautics.  After many months of hard work and effort, he finally qualified for his award.

Flying Officer V Docherty, the Squadron DofE Officer said “IT is great for Corporal Taylor to get his award.  He has shown a lot of commitment and determination to achieve this.” She continued “He qualified for this Bronze award last year and continued with the hard work required to get his Silver.  He is not looking to complete his Gold award”

Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award is one of the many opportunities 300 (Axholme) Squadron offers to its members, both cadets and staff.  It is a youth organisation open to anyone aged 13-17 to join as a cadet.  It is also open to those over 20 who wish to join as a staff and assist in the running of such activities and to participate and complete their own award. 

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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