Duke of Edinburgh's Award

D of E Group

The Air Cadet Organisation is the largest single operator of the D of E Award Scheme. In fact the first person to get a Gold award was an Air Cadet.

The Award Scheme is recognised by most employers. In addition to the expedition side of the award you can also get involved in citizenship training, sport, community service and learn lots of new skills. If you thought it was all camping and mountains you can think again.


As you can see not all expeditions are on foot.

There are three levels in the award, Bronze, Silver and Gold, each a separate entity.

You can start at the level that most suits you. It's your award, you decide how and what you are going to do. Staff are around to help and advise where necessary, but it's really down to you.

It's sometimes hard work, but it's always great fun.