Henry Dashwood (SH V) has been awarded a place on an MOD sponsored expedition to South Africa in August 2012.
The MOD has selected 40 candidates from all over the country to attend this 3 week long expedition known as EXERCISE KWAZULU-NATAL NORTHERN VENTURER 2012. All candidates underwent an intense 48 hour selection process in Lancashire, where they were pushed both physically and mentally to ensure that they would be able to complete the project in conditions of around -15ºc. Selected cadets were required to show exceptional commitment and determination, as well as a high standard of fitness.
Henry will undertake a traverse of the Drakensburg Escarpment with much time spent at altitudes in excess of 3000m. He will also visit the Anglo/Zulu war battlefields, undertake a community project based on enhancing education in Losotho, and will finally find some time for rest and recuperation with a visit to the famous Ithala Game Reserve.
Henry has been a stalwart member of the Shrewsbury School CCF since joining in the 4th form and we are delighted that he has made it through all the selection stages to win a place on this exciting expedition.
Major Nick David