Sgt Aidan Colliar reports on the squadron's first trip canoeing at Linlithgow Loch "We went canoeing on Thursday 31 July and we all worked hard to get our Paddlepower level 1. It was really enjoyable and everyone capsized and got drenched playing water polo. I would definitely do it again and would love to progress and achieve my level 2"
I feel that I performed well through the tough physical aspects of frimley park. The accommodation was bog standard and the beds were awful, I may as well slept on the floor. However, surprisingly I managed to get through it, even with the gruelling log runs every morning and with assault courses thrown in. The food however was outstanding. I quickly formed friends within my platoon and that really helped me to flourish and show my full potential. I learned a lot throughout my week and I thoroughly advise other cadets do it. It is a very rewarding course.
Overall my experience was brilliant, I would happily go again. I succeeded in passing the course with a merit, so I was pretty chuffed. The only drawback was the long 4 hour train journey going down to Cranwell, however when I was travelling back was better, as I had people I knew and was friends with, with me.
Today, 1145 Flight Sergeant Kenney was awarded his gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award by none other than the Prince himself. FS Chad Kenney gained this award through hard work and unbelievable opportunity find out more about this by clicking the Gold DofE image to the left. Congratulations Flight Sergeant !
FS Kenney with fellow cadets and the Regional Commandant SNI Region, Group Captain Leggat
FS Chad Kenney with Holyrood guard/police equipped with truncheon