Army cadet bags bronze Duke of Edinburgh award
A FORT William army cadet has achieved his unit’s first Duke of Edinburgh Award of 2017.
Cadet Lance Corporal Ewan McGregor, 16, from Fort William Detachment, 1st Battalion The Highlanders, was presented with his bronze award on Wednesday January 25 by Detachment Commander RSMI James Standen.
To achieve his bronze award, Ewan had to complete four sections: volunteering, skills, physical and an expedition over two days and one night camping outdoors, which he did at the Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore last year alongside fellow Fort William cadets Cadet Sergeant Corran Wineberg, Cadet Sergeant Jodie Standen and Cadet Danielle Ferguson, who all achieved their bronze awards at the end of last year.
A spokesperson from the detachment said: ‘We are very happy for Ewan and he has already set his sights on the next level – silver.’
Ewan at the end of the two- day expedition, which he completed as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.