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Memories of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

DAY ONE HUNDRED – Saturday 10 th April 2021 By way of a brief introduction. Throughout the year of 2021 I am writing a daily diary. It will form part of a time capsule I will seal Wednesday on Friday 31 st December 2021 to be opened by future generations on 1 st January 2121. Today’s entry is going to be a little bit different, I will be sharing with readers here on 10 th January 2021 and will be confining the page to just one single subject, the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh who died yesterday aged ninety-nine years. I became a teenager on 3 rd November 1963 and spent the next year with my ambition focussed on one thing, joining The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. I could not wait for the next twelve months to pass. Back in those days the scheme operated for teenagers aged fourteen to eighteen. I believe the age span today to be different but that is not of interest to be here and now. To me and to my friends His Royal Highness was a hero