Gold and Silver Expeds

Over the Bank Holiday week 22 cadets from the Sqn took part in their Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburghs expeditions in the wild country setting of the Lake District. This year three cadets from 1921 (Lewisham) Sqn joined one of the Gold Teams for their expedition. 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 poor for most of the week with only one day not seeing rain and strong winds, but in spite of this spirts of the teams 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”. The cadets now have to complete their reports and presentations for the Assessors to pass the expedition section of the Award. The photos show typical walking terrain, the day 3 campsite in Langdale valley, and some of the Cdt NCO support team on Glamarra on the last day.