South West Region

Biking Expedition for Duke of Edinburgh Award

Six RAF Air Cadets completed two days’ training to complete a Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions on mountain bikes.

2328 (Bishop’s Cleeve) Squadron can now offer an alternative to foot expeditions thanks to a generous grant providing mountain bikes and trailers. Cycle expeditions also help reduce environmental impact on footpaths.

Five 2328 Squadron cadets and one 649 (Dursley) Squadron cadet took part in the training under two of 2328 Squadron’s qualified staff, on roads and tracks in the Cotswolds in warm conditions. The group kept cool by paddling in a stream!

The cadets next complete a practice before undertaking their qualifying three day Silver Award expedition.

  • Cadets and Staff from 13 City of Exeter Sqn travelled
  • The day continues with banner drill from Dorset  Wilts
  • The day begins with Thames Vally first up for inspection
  • Last weekend saw cadets compete in the Regional First Aid
  • RAF Museum Hendon with hantsiowwingrafac at summer camp at rafhaltonofficial
  • Congratulations to 7OS Jersey Squadron for winning the Morris Trophy
  • Cadets from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wing took part
  • SW Region with their haul of trophies from Copes Athletics
  • Some photos of our Bag Pack in various Morrisons accross