Duke of Edinburghs Expeditions

Over the Bank Holiday week cadets from the Sqn took part in their Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburghs expeditions in the wild country setting of the Lake District. Based in Glennridding on the banks of Ulswater the cadets completed a “check” day of mountaining walking monitored by the Sqn staff before starting their 3 or 4 day odessy of working as a team with no staff input, navigating, camping and operating in wild and mountainous country. The weather was cold and overcast for most of the week with rain on the last day (not bad for a Lake Distirct summer), but in spite of this spirts remained high.  The OC, Sqn Ldr Godden said, “This was an good week where the cadets performed well and completed a signifigant challenge, and is a testament to the hard work of the staff in training the cadets over the last year”.