Devon ACF volunteer takes Gold with the DofE

6 August 2012

Army Cadet Force Instructor Chloe Mitchell (21) from Newton Abbot has achieved her Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. It completes the set of three for Chloe, as through the ACF she has also earned her bronze and silver. In achieving the award, Chloe has gone from teaching cadets in Teignmouth to the tall ships' race in northern Spain. She now has an invitation to receive her Gold award formally at the St James's Palace.

Lt Col Alistair Spowage, Chairman, ACFA DofE Advisory Panel, says: "Many former cadets remain in the ACF as Adult Instructors and it is fantastic when they are motivated to continue with a DofE programme. Here we have an excellent example of an ACF adult volunteer gaining a very high quality Gold DofE award. This is the real "something extra" that we can offer young leaders and officers".

What is really great for the organisation, too, is the fact that as well as getting all three awards Chloe has successfully completed the Introduction to the DofE course, and is training to be a DofE leader through the Modular Training Framework.

Pictured is Chloe receiving her DofE Gold award from Commandant of Devon ACF, Col Ashley Fulford.