Duke of Edinburgh Award success for Air Cadets

15:53 10 April 2014

Exmouth Air Cadets Jack Pile, Emily Thompson, Kerry Smith and George Foulston have achieved their gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, along with Sam Hackney, not pictured here.

Exmouth Air Cadets Jack Pile, Emily Thompson, Kerry Smith and George Foulston have achieved their gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, along with Sam Hackney, not pictured here.

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Five members of Exmouth 299 Squadron Air Cadets are celebrating after achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.

Cadet warrant officer Jack Pile, and flight sergeants Emily Thompson, Kerry Smith and George Foulston, are due to collect their awards from St James Palace later this year, while sergeant Sam Hackney has already attended his presentation ceremony.

The gold award takes 12 months to achieve, after cadets have achieved the silver award, and includes a range of tasks including an expedition, which the cadets planned and undertook over four days in the Brecon Breacons, and a residential week on an RAF base.

Sam Hackney has also recently been selected for a flying scholarship where he will gain sufficient skills and experience to fly solo in a powered light aircraft, while George Foulston also attended a similar scholarship for gliding last year.

The cadets meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7pm and 9.30pm at the squadron headquarters in Phear Park.

The next intake is on July 1. For more information visit www.299exmouth.com.

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