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West Raynham ex-RAF base hosts Gold Duke of Edinburgh residential

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 August 2017

Youngsters from around the UK travelled to Norfolk to take part in the five day, four night course. Photo: Airsoft

Youngsters from around the UK travelled to Norfolk to take part in the five day, four night course. Photo: Airsoft

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An airsoft centre in West Raynham has become the first location in the UK to host Duke of Edinburgh award residentials.

The week was a success for the centre, with every participant qualifying. Photo: AirsoftThe week was a success for the centre, with every participant qualifying. Photo: Airsoft

Scorpion Airsoft, which is based at the old hospital building in West Raynham business park, has held its first award residential, which proved a real success.

Youngsters from around the UK travelled to Norfolk to take part in the five day, four night course.

Scorpion Airsoft are the UK’s first airsoft business to be registered as an approved activity provider for the scheme.

During the activity week, participants were taught specific military skills enabling them to complete challenging scenario-based activities.

Participants were taught specific military skills throughout the week. Photo: AirsoftParticipants were taught specific military skills throughout the week. Photo: Airsoft

The week was a success for the centre, which is staffed by ex military, serving Norfolk and London firefighters, with every participant qualifying.

There are three further residentials planned in 2017, in addition to a kids summer camps for 11 to 16 year olds.

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