400 (Birkenhead) Squadron

Air Training Corps


As part of undertaking your Duke of Edinburgh Award, both a practice and qualifying expedition will have to be completed.

 Dates for 2015 are as follows;

Bronze Expeditions

 Practice19th - 20th Sept 2015
 Qualifying10th - 11th Oct 2015


Silver Expeditions

 Practice4th - 5th July 2015
 Qualifying24th - 26th July 2015


Gold Expeditions

 Practice 30th July - 2nd Aug 2015
 Qualifying 27th Aug - 1st Sept 2015


A full training programme will be issued to all participating cadets. You will need to pass our strict map reading and navigational requirement before you can proceed onto the expeditions, so it's in your best interests to make sure you are attending as many parade nights as possible.

If you don't yet have hiking boots, we strongly advise you to purchase some at least two months before the practice expedition, so you feel comfortable in walking in the boots and to ensure you can particiapate in all the training days. Please ask the Award Officer for more information about purchasing hiking boots. Don't forget your 10% discount at Millets and Cotswold when you show your F3822!


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