The minimum age for Gold D of E is 16 and includes the following sections and suggestions of ATC activities that can be accepted.
The suggestions are not the only activities that can count and cadets can use activities outside the ATC. Talk to Sqn Ldr Jones!
Volunteering 12 Months Practical First Aid – Service to the ATC – Fund raising (for RAF Benevolent fund, RAFA or Royal British Legion)
Physical 12 or 6 Months* Squadron Physical Achievement – Recognised Sport (improvement has to demonstrated in the 3 months)
Skills 12 or 6 Months* Aeronautics – First Aid – Marksmanship – Aircraft Recognition – Music – Radio
Expedition A 4 day expedition. Expedition Training, practice and assessment
Residential A Residential Course Leadership – Residential Gliding or Flying – International Air Cadet Exchange – Annual Camp**
*One section for 12 months, the other for 6 months.
** Only where specific criteria are met, See ACTI 74 Air Cadet Training Instructions
If you have not achieved your Silver award you have to do a bit more. You have to do an extra 6 months in either volunteering (total 18 months), or an extra 6months (total 18 months) of Physical or Skills. The other one of Physical or Skills remains at a total of 6 months.