Cromwell Community College sixth former Ewan celebrates receiving gold Duke of Edinburgh award

Ewan MacRae (right) being presented with his gold Duke of Edinburgh certificate by Mike Bannister, w

Ewan MacRae (right) being presented with his gold Duke of Edinburgh certificate by Mike Bannister, who was the chief concorde pilot and piloted the plane in the Golden Jubilee flypast in 2002 - Credit: Archant

A sixth form student at Cromwell Community College is celebrating having received his gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Cromwell Community College sixth former Ewan celebrates receiving gold Duke of Edinburgh award

Cromwell Community College sixth former Ewan celebrates receiving gold Duke of Edinburgh award - Credit: Archant

Ewan MacRae participated in the award scheme through 1220 March Sqn Air Cadets, first completing his bronze and silver awards, and completed his gold last year.

During a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, he was presented with the certificate by Mike Bannister, who was the chief concorde pilot and piloted the plane in the Golden Jubilee flypast in 2002. He also piloted the final Concorde flight in 2003.

Ewan and a group of other recipients met and personally spoke with the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, during their presentation. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, was also present.

A spokesman for the awards said: “It equips young people for life and is a personal challenge and not a competition against others.

Cromwell Community College sixth former Ewan MacRae celebrates receiving gold Duke of Edinburgh awar

Cromwell Community College sixth former Ewan MacRae celebrates receiving gold Duke of Edinburgh award. - Credit: Archant


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“It pushes young people to their limits and recognises their achievements.”

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