Luke goes off to the Palace to collect Gold

A CADET from March had a royal encounter when he travelled to London to receive his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Luke Goodall, 17, was invited to St James’ Palace last Tuesday to meet HRH the Duke of Wessex at a special ceremony to honour his achievement.

The Duke spoke to Luke about the award and the obstacles he faced completing it.

Luke, who is a member of 1220 (March) Sqn, undertook various challenges to reach his goal, including a 50-mile expedition across the Lake District and a gliding scholarship. Other aspects of the award found him helping at an aircraft museum and improving his skills at model making.

Luke is now training with BAE to be an aircraft avionics engineer but still finds time to help at the sqaudron.

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