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5F (Northampton) Sqn do the DOUBLE in First Aids

Article posted: Oct 29, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

On Saturday 2nd October, a team of four cadets from 5F (Northampton) Squadron were victorious in winning the Air Training Corps National First Aid competition at RAF Cranwell, this means they are the reigning champions for two years in a row.

The team, made up of Cdt Sgt Ashleigh Travill, Cdt F/Sgt Luke Vanderhoeven, Cdt Sgt Jasmine Mason and Cdt Cpl Hayley Broadbent ® competed against eight other teams from around the country.

Not content with winning in 2008 the 5F team wanted to make a true statement, by showing they meant business and in true 5F Style worked well as a team and as individuals to become the champions.

The team were presented with their medals, plaques and trophy by Group Captain John Lawlor the new Chief of Staff Air Cadet Organisation.

Flt Lt Carol Haynes, Officer Commanding 5F (Northampton) Squadron said
“The whole squadron is extremely proud of the first aid team. They have worked exceptionally hard to achieve this high standard and winning 2 years in a row shows they enjoy what they do! Well done team!.”

Central & East Region has shown it is leading the way in First Aid Competitions with 51 Orton Sqn taking second place in a rerun of last years overall results.

Both Squadrons now go on to compete in the Young Grand Prior competition in November, pitting their skills against selected teams from other cadet forces, St John Ambulance cadets and schools.

The team had to manage an incident – from making the area safe to dealing with the casualties and their injuries to calling the emergency services with correct information. They also had to complete individual scenarios.

Injuries dealt with on the day included a displaced cartilage to the knee, bleed to calf, closed fracture to forearm, nose bleed and cut lip, choking on a piece of food, fractured Jaw and Shock.
Well done both teams