Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) and 198 (Hinckley) Squadrons joined forces once again to put another group of 16 cadets through the Expedition element of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
One group of youngsters including four Nuneaton based cadets undertook their final Bronze level qualifying expedition and the other group of cadets, who had spent weeks undergoing intensive training took part in their first practice expedition.
The cadets from both Squadrons worked extremely well together within their groups, 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.
Despite the periods of intensive rain and high winds the cadets braved everything the weather could throw at them and remained in good spirits.
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”.
“We are now looking forward to seeing the cadets who underwent the qualifying expedition complete their final elements of the Bronze level award.”