MARCH AIR CADETS TACKLE THE YORKSHIRE MOORS

Eight members of 1220 (March) Squadron participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s award at Silver level recently completed the expedition section of their award. Forming two teams of four they completed their route in the Yorkshire Moors.

From left to right: Cdt Calum Brownlie-Wood, Cdt David Woods, Cdt Tilly Howells, Cdt Callum Willox

From left to right: Cdt Calum Brownlie-Wood, Cdt David Woods, Cdt Tilly Howells, Cdt Callum Willox

The teams walked varied routes across the Moors, starting near Rosedale Abbey and finishing on the coast at Whitby Abbey three days later. They were responsible for booking their own campsites and planning the route beforehand. They were completely self-sufficient during their journey.

Initially the navigation was challenging as they had to find their way through the Moors where some of the paths are indistinct. The later legs were easier as they followed the coastline north from Robin Hood’s bay to Whitby.

The teams were assessed by a member of the Yorkshire Moors Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Panel. He complimented the cadets on their skills, commenting that they were very good in comparison to some other teams he has assessed.

From left to right: Cpl Aleks Deaves, Cdt Katie Mowatt, Mr Tom Albon, Cdt Alfie Jaggard

From left to right: Cpl Aleks Deaves, Cdt Katie Mowatt, Mr Tom Albon, Cdt Alfie Jaggard

Cadet Katie Mowatt (15) said ‘I really enjoyed my expedition, it was a great experience. I’ve learned a lot which I will be able to put to good use if I progress to do the Gold award.”