1407 Air Cadets

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading achievement award for young people, providing a balanced program of activities that develop the whole individual in an environment of social interaction and teamworking.

Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE. Having the Award looks great on a CV and lets people know you've got drive and determination.

Cadets can progress through three levels of DofE programs to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. All levels involve completing four sections: volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. In addition, the Gold award features a residential section. See the Awards's website for more details.

The squadron can provide opportunities for most of these sections, with squadron sports on Friday nights for the the physical section, assistance planning and running the expedition, camps providing residential opportunities and studies done at the squadron counting towards the skill section. If there is something in particular you want to do for a certain section just ask and we will see if we can help.

The Corps is committed to helping every cadet acquire a Bronze award and the squadron has an excellent record for cadets progressing through to Silver and Gold awards.