CCF cadets complete DofE expedition

DofE Gold expedition CCF trio FILangley CCF cadets complete the 100 mile South Downs Challenge in six days as part of their DofE Gold award.

RAF cadets Flight Sergeant Josh Yates (Crome, Upper Sixth) and Corporal James Bussey (Mancroft, Upper Sixth), and Army cadet Sergeant Oscar Servant (Upper Sixth, Beauchamp) undertook the expedition in great weather, but the challenge was no mean feat.

A typical day saw the group getting up at 04:30 to pack up their camp and walking by 06:00. Arriving each day at their end point around 15:00, they set up camp, ate and rested ready to do it all again the next day.

The cadets also all completed the residential part of the award this summer, with James enjoying a cookery course in the Cotswolds, Oscar taking part in a variety of water activities on the coast, and Josh rock climbing in Snowdonia.

The trio are already looking forward to their invite to Buckingham Palace to pick up their awards. There is no doubt that their active participation in CCF since Year 9 has been instrumental in ensuring they had the necessary resilience to not only cope with the demands of DofE but also the challenges of completing it during lockdowns and accompanying restrictions. Well done to them all!

Published On: September 6th, 2021Categories: News, Sixth Form