There have been several visitors to St James’s Palace to meet HRH Prince Philip, and collect their Gold Awards - including: Ainsley Kerr, Rachel Leyland, Bethan Gregory, Robert and Jennifer Pilling, Charlotte Jackson and Edward Marston.

Ainsley, Rachel and Bethan travelled to the Trossachs to complete their Assessment Expedition whereas Charlotte travelled a little further north to the Cairngorms last year. Edward trekked all over the Lake District carrying TWO rucksacks to help out a group member in difficulty.

Robert’s height advantage proved useful in Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains where he guided his group safely through a sea of giant ferns on the first day of his expedition. Jennifer travelled to the Cairngorms, our first venture into this challenging terrain, to complete her expedition amongst the finest of heather clad hills and glens of Scotland.

Duke Of Edinburgh's Award - Gold Awards June 2012