Over a warm Easter break, many of the Squadronâ€™s cadets were out in the Ashdown Forest completing training towards their Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award Expeditions.
For some of the younger cadets, starting out on their Bronze Award, this was their first taste of life under canvas, and cooking for themselves in an expedition environment.
For others, the training was more rigorous. Our Gold group, working towards their summer expeditions, started to look at their project work in more detail, and learned a variety of skills in evidencing their work in the summer. They also pushed their micronavigation and endurance skills in a variety of environments, to give themselves the best preparation they could.
For our Silver group, this was their qualifying expedition. Assessed by an external verifier, they had to show their competence and skill in a range of environments â€“ from navigation, to camp craft, cooking and teamwork. They are now working on their project, and will make a final presentation to the assessor soon.
Well done to all the cadets for their hard work, and thank you to all the staff who made this training possible!