Silver D of E Practice Expedition

At the beginning of October, 7 Air Cadets from 966 (Wallingford) Squadron took on the challenge of completing their silver DofE practice expedition on Dartmoor National Park.  We were camping there for 2 nights and 3 days.  We tackled a lot of windy and uneven terrain and even had a bit of sunshine for a short period!  We walked for 27 miles over the moor and along the way encountered cows, sheep and horses.  We used our map reading skills to help us stay on course and to walk the distance we were aiming for.  As well as map reading, we were cooking our own meals on gas stoves.  This was good fun and of course we got to taste our own cooking – which surprisingly was quite yummy.   The good thing about the weekend was that we all worked together as a team and used our communication skills to help each other.  Cpl Hupe said: ‘It was a very enjoyable but tiring event’.  Sgt Ewers said: ‘I was very impressed with the cadets’ teamwork and they really seemed to enjoy the whole weekend’.