Ulysses Trust Chairman Congratulates Cadets at Shackleton Trophy

The Ulysses Trust’s Chairman, AVM Nick Kurth, was delighted to be able to congratulate the Air Training Corps on its excellent expedition performance in 2017 and 2018 at the Cadet’s Shackleton Trophy competition.

Nick was accompanied by a member of The Ulysses Trust’s Application Committee: Squadron Leader Kev O’Brien RAF.

The Competition recognises expedition activity and was held at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London on Friday 9th November 2018. The event was undertaken in concert with the RGS’ Explore programme – a weekend focusing on expedition activity.

Seven expeditions were shortlisted and all were of a very high standard. The winning entry was 282 (East Ham) Sqn’s trip to Ghana.

In 2017 and 2018, the ATC has shown both quantity and quality in its expeditions. In terms of The Ulysses Trust, in concert with the RAF Charitable Trust, 27 ATC expeditions received Trust grants, totaling £77,000, benefiting 491 Cadets.

There was little doubt that the ATC’s motto, Venture Adventure, was shown in full at the competition.


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