Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Air Cadets

Duke Of Edinburgh Award


Duke of Edinburgh Award


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award offers a challenging experience to young people aged 14-24. It is a progressive training experience with 3 levels bronze, silver and gold. The bronze and silver awards have 4 areas to complete which are volunteering section which includes activities such as helping at a charity shop or any other activity that helps people, the community or society, the environment or animals. 

The skill section covers any activity that allow the participant to broaden you knowledge and increase their expertise in an activity. The physical section covers any activity that requires physical energy such as horse riding. The expedition sections is where cadets will plan, train and complete an unaccompanied, self-reliant expedition with an agreed aim. Gold also has a residential section to complete, where cadets will need to complete a specific activity with certain tasks in a residential setting with people they don’t know.

The award allows cadets to try their hand at new skills and helps develop existing skills whilst allowing them to gain a mark of achievement that is recognised and respected by employers.  Within each level the aim is to push personal boundaries and for cadets to challenge themselves whilst doing something that they enjoy. The award is open to all cadets within the Wing.

The Wing’s dedicated Duke of Edinburgh is Flt Lt Matthew Miller

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