Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions
in the Leicestershire countryside

Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) and 198 (Hinckley) Squadrons joined forces once again to put another group of cadets through the Expedition element of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

The group of youngsters including Nuneaton based cadets. who had spent weeks undergoing intensive training, undertook their final Bronze level qualifying expedition.

The cadets from both Squadrons worked extremely well together within the group, each taking their part in the map reading as they navigated their way around the two day route through the Leicestershire countryside between Burbage Common and Ullesthorpe, sleeping under canvas overnight at the Ullesthorpe Scout Campsite.

Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Flt Lt Paul Hincks said "The cadets have worked extremely hard to get through their Bronze expeditions.  I am really proud of all of them and would also like to thank all the staff from both Squadrons that got them there. The whole team, staff and cadets, from both units enjoyed the opportunity to get out into the countryside and work together so well”.

He added, “This weekend’s Bronze expedition was in fact a milestone event for the 121 Squadron staff in so much as this was the first D of E expedition for many years that had been organised by 121 Squadron itself. The success of the weekend being directly attributable to all the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.”

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