NEWS

MAY 20TH 2019

Derbyshire Cadets collect Gold Awards

Derbyshire Cadets Buckingham Palace

Derbyshire Cadets at the garden party

Teenagers from Derbyshire Army Cadet Force recently collected their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

22 Cadets attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace where they were presented with their awards by HRH Prince Edward.

Cadet Corporal Hewitt from Clay Cross detachment was one of the lucky cadets who collected his award. He attended the presentation with his Mum, who said: “We had a great day at the Palace for the Gold presentation. Thanks to all the Adult Volunteers for their hard work in getting the Cadets through it, they’re a credit to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.”

Derbyshire Cadets DofE

One of the Cadets with his certificate

Adult Volunteer Lieutenant Moody is one of the Duke of Edinburgh officers for the county and said seeing the Cadets attain such remarkable achievements makes all the time spent volunteering worthwhile.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It encourages young people to learn new skills, have unique experiences and take part in adventurous activities.

In order to earn a Gold award the Cadets needed to learn a new skill, take part in a sporting pursuit, volunteer for an organisation, take part in a residential project and complete a four day and three night expedition.

The Awards are world renowned and recognised by universities and employers. It is all about about helping young people along the path to a productive and prosperous future.

If you want to see how you can move outside your comfort zone, learn new skills and visit fascinating places register your interest with the Army Cadets  here.

"Thanks to all the Adult Volunteers for their hard work in getting the Cadets through it, they’re a credit to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.”