March cadets walk the North York Moors as part of Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Pictured is the team of March cadets at the end of their expedition. From left: Cadet Rebecca Stimso

Pictured is the team of March cadets at the end of their expedition. From left: Cadet Rebecca Stimson, Cadet Corporal Sophie Reeve, Cadet Corporal Liam Hill, Cadet Jason Sharman, Cadet Chris Howsam, Cadet Corporal Lauren Lynch-Cotter and Cadet Corporal Lauren Thompson. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Seven March-based cadets have completed an expedition across the North York Moors as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The air cadets from the 1220 March Squadron began their three-day journey near Castleton in the North York Moors.

They travelled through Westerdale and Farndale Moors before completing the ‘expedition’ section of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Chris Howsam, cadet aged 15, said: “The expedition was really worthwhile and I am pleased to have completed this section of the award.”

After camping in the valley on the first night, the cadets second day saw them pass disused mines in the area before camping in Rosedale.


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The final day took them across Wheeldale moor, finishing in Goathland, the village where the ITV series Heartbeat is set.

The squadron are now recruiting and are urging anyone aged between 12 (school year 8) and 16 to “come and join the best”.

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There will be an open evening on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30pm at the squadron’s building on Gas Road, March.

“All prospective cadets and their parents are welcome to attend. Intake night will be Tuesday September 11 at 7pm,” a spokesman said.

For more information, visit: www.1220atc.org.uk

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