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“Hat trick” of Bronze D of E completed by Cadets

IMG_2086Three Cadets from 1406 Sqn Air Training Corps (ATC) Spalding recently embarked on their final expedition and completed their Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award.

Cdt Sgt Heather Stacey, Cdt Cpl Ruth Sandford and Cdt Natalie Mika, set off on a Saturday morning. Once dropped off at their first checkpoint they only had a total of 14 checkpoints and 16 hours of walking over two days to complete their expedition requirement!

The cadets braved the hardships on day one of hot weather and foot problems during a gruelling schedule which was followed by a night under canvas being rudely woken up at 3am in the morning by a group of “spooked” peacocks, and the second days walking to the finish line, to a well earned success.

Cdt Sgt Stacey said, ‘I really enjoyed the expedition, despite being tired and in pain for most of it. It felt really good to finally complete my Bronze Award, and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to complete it with. I’m so proud of both myself and the team, and I’m really looking forward to completing my Silver Award.’