A Linslade man has collected his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from St James Palace.
Ashley James, of Bideford
Green, who is studying Ancient History and Archaeology at The University of Reading, completed his award independently.
For his volunteering he taught swimming at 8am on a Sunday morning for two years at Crusaders Swimming Club – who he also trained with and swam for as his physical requirement.
For his skills he learnt to drive and passed his test.
He also spent two weeks at Silchester Roman Dig for his residential and completed both expeditions walking for five days in Mid Wales.