HMS Ganges (D of E Gold Award)

JRO Turner (then aged 16) & JRO Blackman (then aged 17) pictured, won the RN's first...
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JRO Turner (then aged 16) & JRO Blackman (then aged 17) pictured, won the RN's first Gold Awards under the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at HMS Ganges, receiving their awards at Buckingham Palace on the 3 November 196????. Among the tasks they undertook was a route march of 100 miles in bad weather across the Yorkshire Moors, sleeping under canvas and cooking their own food. They also helped teach to other Juniors training under the Scheme.

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