A convoluted journey finally sees Royal Air Force Air cadet receive Gold at the Palace.
The journey for her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award began for Cadet Sergeant Ellen Seymour at 1003 (Leighton Buzzard) Squadron before finally finishing it at 2286 (Arden) Squadron in Coventry, a journey that also saw her working towards it at 497 (Daventry) and 485 (Harborne) squadrons.
It took Ellen to Austria and Germany as well as the Lake District, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. Ellen has shot, sung, trained a dog, completed a fire service course, sailed and walked.
All of that led her finally to Buckingham Palace to collect her Gold Certificate on a really hot May day. After a chat about her expedition (in Bavaria on the Cross Cadet Expedition) with the Countess of Wessex and then a presentation and photo with VIP Guest Mike Bannister, Ellen had finally finished her DofE journey. However for Ellen it is not done, as she currently helps cadets to start on the DofE journey being both a Leader and Assessor. Well done to Ellen, we are all extremely proud.