422 (Corby) Squadron

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme


Duke of Edinburghs Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s award involves 4 sections for bronze and silver (volunteering, skill, physical and the expedition) and 5 sections for gold (all those involved with bronze and silver, plus a residential experience).

PTS Dofe Badges

The squadron helps the cadets to achieve all the sections by providing opportunities such as being able to teach new cadets, learn an aeronautical skill, participate in circuit training and go on camps.

The expedition is by far the most exciting section of the D of E award and the cadets thoroughly enjoy taking part in this all over the country. Areas we have been to include the peak distict, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire.

For bronze the expedition lasts 2 days; for silver it is 3 days; and gold is 4 days. The cadets plan all aspects of their expedition, from the route they wish to take and the equipment they will carry. During the expedition they undertake a project and subjects have ranged from the wildlife around the local rivers to group dynamics.

For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s award and the benefits of completing it go to http://www.dofe.org

There is also the Pre-DofeE award that new cadets can atain if they are too young to start the Award Scheme itself.  The training for the Pre-DofE badge forms part of the Junior Cadet Training Programme and doesn't involve an expedition.

Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme with Corby Air Cadets