The Duke of Edinburgh Award is available at three levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold), and is greatly supported by the squadron’s staff and Civilian Committee. The Award involves:
- Volunteering – Helping others in the local community.Expedition – Training for, and planning of a journey.
- Physical – Sport, dance or fitness.
- Skills – Demonstrate ability in almost any hobby, skill or interest
- Residential (Gold Only) – A purposeful enterprise with young people not previously known to the participant.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provides a framework for cadets to spend time pursuing existing hobbies and interests, whilst also having the opportunity to help other members of the community. On an expedition, cadets get involved with camping, hill walking and map reading.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a great achievement, and an excellent addition to any CV or College/ University application.