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Stockport Cadets Reach the Gold Standard

2015-04-08 10:28:39
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By 162 Sqn Website - 162 (Stockport) Squadron

Two Stockport Air Cadets and one of their Adult Volunteers have recently returned from a royal date at St James’ Palace where they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, the highest level Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Cadet Sergeant Christopher Blampied (18), Sergeant Lewis Taylor (20) & Cadet Flight Sergeant Blake Noden (18), accompanied by their families, made the trip to London to pick up their hard-earned awards and to meet Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.  The certificates were presented on the day by adventurer Levison Wood, who acknowledged the hard work and effort put into achieving a Gold DofE.

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Lewis commented on the day by saying. “It was a great end to what has been a fantastic journey, the palace is amazing and I was lucky enough to have a chat with Prince Phillip!”

During the challenging 12 month Gold DofE programme of activities designed to test their teamwork, perseverance and confidence they  all had to complete five sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills , A week long Residential and a Four day (Three night) Expedition in Wild Country.

Blake added, “Gaining my Gold DofE has given me confidence in myself to be a good leader and shown me the importance of being an effective team member.”

Flying Officer Sophie Roberts, 162 (Stockport) Squadron’s DofE Officer said: “These three have been exceptionally keen and completed all three levels – Bronze, Silver and now Gold. They are now helping the other cadets from the squadron gain their awards and are a credit to the squadron.”

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is only one of many activities offered at Stockport Air Cadets. Girls and boys from 13 years of age have the chance to do many activities including Flying, visits to RAF Stations, Adventure Training & Music.

The squadron meets every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm at their Headquarters, Lockwood Fold, Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LS. If you think you have what it takes to be a member of the unit visit www.162atc.co.uk, Telephone (0161) 4804390 or email 162@aircadets.org

Stockport Air Cadets is thriving! Girls and boys from 12 years of age have the chance to do many activities including visits to RAF stations, flying, adventure training & the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The squadron meets every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm at their Headquarters, Lockwood Fold, Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LS. To book your place on their next Intake, visit www.162atc.org.uk, Telephone (0161) 480 4390 or email 162@aircadets.org

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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