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Cadets hone their firefighting skills after securing vintage green goddess

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

17/03/14 Cadet Exchange
A Green Goddess is visiting Burton Air Cadets for the next Monday nights to give the RAF Air Cadets the opportunity to work on her.  Some of the cadets will be using this experience towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Other cade

17/03/14 Cadet Exchange A Green Goddess is visiting Burton Air Cadets for the next Monday nights to give the RAF Air Cadets the opportunity to work on her. Some of the cadets will be using this experience towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Other cade

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AIR cadets from Burton got the chance to work on vintage fire engine as part of their work towards a community award scheme.

Burton’s 351 Squadron secured the services of a green goddess to help six of its members to complete their bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, while others worked on the machine for fun.

The cadets are now prepared to show off their new-found skills when they attend the Alveston Emergency Services weekend which is due to take place later in the year.

A Green Goddess is a nickname for the Bedford RLHZ self-propelled pump, a fire engine used originally by the Auxiliary Fire Service and latterly by the British Armed Forces.

These green-painted vehicles were built between 1953 and 1956 and its design was based on a British military truck.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a project which teaches youngsters aged between 14 and 24 life skills.

The award is broken up into three levels, bronze, silver and gold, which youngsters must complete to earn their award.

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