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St Albans sea cadets pick up 21 bronze and seven silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Sea cadets from St Albans are celebrating a bumper year of Duke of Edinburgh Awards they achieved in 2012.
Although only starting the scheme in late 2011 the sea cadets, based in the Westminster Lodge, have earned 21 bronze and seven Silver Awards with five of their cadets poised to start their Gold Awards this year.
Sub Lieutenant, Ted Hill, MBE RNR, the co-ordinator of the sea cadets, said: "This a fantastic result with all of our cadets of eligible age achieving a Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) award last year.
What’s especially good about this scheme is that cadets are already undertaking activities which go towards the awards, so it is no extra work and loads of fun.
"We are preparing for more bronze and silver in 2013 and are about to start gold."
During the year the cadets, who are aged between 10 and 18-years-old, achieved their DoE qualifications by volunteering, undertaking a range of physical activities, learning new skills such as sailing or power-boating and going on camping and trekking expeditions.
The sea cadets meet every Tuesday and Friday from 7pm at Westminster Lodge, behind the swimming pool.