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eDofE training videos


DofE has been creating a series of comprehensive eDofE training videos on Youtube to help guide users through the system. These are very helpful, and can be found by clicking the link below.

Introduction to DofE in Wales and the West


Easter gave the opportunity for leaders from Hereford, Worcester, Clwyd and Gwynedd to be introduced to the DofE by volunteers led by members of the Advisory Panel.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)


Leadership and Expedition Training


Very well done to all those tutors and students who braved the weather throughout the country to undertake important training in Expedition Supervising at Yardley Chase and Otterburn and Introduction to the DofE at Holcombe Moor and Yardley Chase.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)

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Many thanks to the DofE leaders and participants from Middlesex and NW London Sector who attended a Supporters Reception at St Jamess Palace and met Prince Edward. This is the headline article of the new NOA newsletter; to get your own electronic copy in future, click below and register on-line.
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(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)


Important Expedition Issues - Please Read Now


Now that we are into the expedition season, have a look at this years update from Lt Col Mike Gerrish, the ACFA DofE Expedition Advisor.

Junior Leader Golds still going strong


A group of ‘ex-boy’ soldiers who earned their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (DofE) in the 1960s during their time at Tonfanau army camp, Gwynedd, will be climbing Cadair Idris, Snowdonia, on 23rd March 2013, to mark the group’s 10th reunion and celebrate the valuable skills learnt while completing their DofE at the camp.


A Big Day at the Palace


18 ACF cadets and former cadets received their Gold Award at St James’s Place London attended by HRH Duke of Edinburgh who heard from them about their journey to the Gold Award. Counties represented were Somerset, Sussex, Dorset, Norfolk, Derbyshire, Dyfed and Glamorgan, Gwent and Yorks N&W;, and also Guernsey. Thanks to Capt Michael Nolan for being a Marshall and taking the pictures.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)

Training the Tutors at Frimley


While a DofE Leadership Certificate course was being run at CTC, the opportunity was taken to take 25 experienced leaders through the Orientation training to become tutors or Course Directors on the IttDofE, ESTC, EAAS and Certificate courses.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)


Leader Training in Wales


A busy St Davids weekend at Llanelli saw both cadet and CFAV leaders learning about the DofE or how to supervise expeditions. Thanks to all volunteers involved - staff and students alike.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)

Expedition Supervisors are trained


There was a good turnout at Crowborough of leaders keen to learn the skills of supervising DofE expeditions. Many thanks to Major John Harmes and his team.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)


Strictly well done


Over thirty successful Army Cadet DofE participants enjoyed their afternoon at St Jamess Palace when they received their Gold award from HRH The Earl of Wessex and Chris Hollins, star of Strictly Come Dancing

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)

The Certificate in DofE Leadership


Advisor for Scotland, Capt Susan Truscott, organised leaders from four Scottish ACF Battalions to come together at Glenrothes to work on team leading and management skills to gain their DofE Leadership Certificate.

(see the Gallery for a selection of photographs)


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