28 May 2019
SSI Debbie Callaghan, PRO Greater Manchester ACF
Over the Bank Holiday weekend three staff and four cadets headed to the Lake District for a Silver Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition. There should have been two groups of cadets but one group cancelled at the last minute. "Do we call off the weekend? No of course not as group one had worked incredibly hard to get to where they are now."
The cadets qualifying expedition begun on the 24th and ended on the 27th May. The weather was varied over the weekend and at times it was wet and windy at the start of the day but the weather cleared as the day progressed. The cadets spirits remained good throughout and all completed their expedition.
On the final day of the DofE Silver Expedition the cadets finished at a war memorial dedicated to the men of Derwent lost during World War One and two. All paid their respects before packing up and heading back home.
The pictures were taken by RSMI Douglas Craddock who was the groups assessor, assisted by SMI Ian Mackie.
Well done everyone and thanks to the staff for giving up their Bank Holiday weekend to enable the cadets to complete their Silver DofE Expedition. A particular thank you to Capt Chris Townson, County DofE Officer, for providing endless opportunities for the cadets of Greater Manchester ACF to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award at all three levels.
If you are over 18 and would like to come along to our next open day on the 1st June please contact our County HQ on 01204 512600 to register your interest or click on the link below, complete the online form and information will be sent out to you.
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