A ROMSEY teenager has been the first air cadet of his group to achieve his bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

Noah Whalvin,14 from North Baddesley has been the first of the Romsey Air Cadets to achieve the award.

Over the past 18 months, Noah has had to complete four goals that involving pursuing a skill, something physical, volunteering and also he had to complete an expedition.

Noah was awarded a merit for his grade 5 trombone playing to complete the skill element, undertook numerous park runs on Southampton Common for the physical portion, supported lots of charitable events through his membership of the Air Cadets for the volunteering section and finally completed a practice two day walk on the North Downs and an assessed expedition in the New Forest.

Noah's dad Joss Whalvin said: "Noah has done really well, he has put in a lot of time and effort as he know this award will help him in interviews in the future.

"The air cadets in Romsey has given him the opportunity to do so many things.

"He was delighted to receive the award and is now turning his attention to the silver award and hopes to complete that during 2020."