By Major Chris Townson, County DofE Officer & OC Waterloo Company
On the weekend, 1 – 3 Apr, Cadets from across Greater Manchester ACF completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award practice expedition. 20 cadets from across the county successfully completed the two day and two-night expedition in some very challenging conditions, with temperatures as low as 0 degrees each night. This tested the skills which they were taught in the build up to the weekend.
All three groups faced most of the elements in 1 day, wind, rain, and sunshine but they completed the weekend with smiles on their faces and showed great determination and resilience.
The groups will be back meeting at Holcombe Moor Training Camp over the Easter period to complete their three-day qualifying expedition.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award not only provides an internationally recognised qualification, it is also a superb platform to develop important skills and qualities such as leadership, teamwork, discipline and confidence; to name a few. As the County DofE Officer I would wholeheartedly encourage all cadets eligible to take part, to speak to their Detachment Commander about joining the DofE Award.
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