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Pre Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Air Training Corps is one of the largest bodies involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25.

To support Cadets who are too young to undertake the Award, the RAF Air Cadets have developed a "Pre-DofE" Award, based upon the same ethos as the full award.

Just like the full Award, the RAF Air Cadets award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:


- helping at a fund raising or community event / parade and attending the Squadron on a regular basis.


- becoming fitter through a range of fitness activities


- developing map reading or radio skills, or learning about Airmanship


- learn to plan for an adventurous journey and complete the training required