South West Region

Ready to go D of E

Staff who attended the recent Introduction to DofE and Expedition Assessor Accreditation Courses are now ready to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to cadets in the Wing. For the second year in a row over 100 cadets belonging to 23 different units completed Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Congratulations go to 2328 (Bishops Cleeve) Squadron who achieved eighteen (15 Bronze and 3 Silver) Awards and top the 2015-16 Wing table closely followed by 93 (City of Bath) and 2442 (Westbury on Trym) Squadrons. Thanks go to all the staff who helped cadets achieve Awards in 2015-16 and in particular our dedicated band of volunteers, who rain or shine, assisted on expeditions. With personnel on the BEL course achieving their Silver NNAS Awards, some to complete supported expedition assessments and hopefully others attending the forthcoming Lowland Leader Award course – the stage is set for 2016-17 when even more cadets from all units can achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Award – a qualification highly valued by many employers.

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