Committed air cadets move nearer award

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Committed air cadets from Castleford moved a step closer to achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Award after walking more than 26 miles.

Ten youngsters from the Castleford Air Cadets squadron completed a practice walk from Elvington, near York, to Tadcaster earlier this month.

They now have one more expedition to complete to claim the silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Cadet Corporal Stephen Lloyd, 15, said: “Even before the weekend I knew it was going to be tough and challenging but at the same time rewarding.

“The expedition stretched my limits but I really enjoyed the whole experience and I can’t wait to my actual expedition next month.”

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