On Thursday 12th November 2009, a team of four cadets from 5F (Northampton) Squadron competed at the prestigious Young Grand Prior Competition at Coton House, Rugby. The competition is an annual, national event and teams from cadet services, schools and St. John compete against one another.
The team, consisting of Cdt Sgt Ashleigh Travill, Cdt FS Luke Vanderhoeven, Cdt Sgt Jasmine Mason and Cdt Cpl Hayley Broadbent, who qualified for the competition after winning the National Air Training Corps First Aid Competition for the second year running in September, succeeded in finishing 3rd in the inter-service competition, which encompasses teams from the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Corps.
On the day, the team were required to manage both team and individual scenarios- in front of a live audience! Injuries included severe burns, a heart attack, an open leg fracture and an animal bite.
Steven Blakely (from Heartbeat!) presented the team with bronze plaques, for 3rd place in the Inter Cadets Services Competition.
OC 5F Squadron said “Well done guys you are great and you have made the Squadron and Wing very proud of you as normal. You have showed fantastic commitment to your first aid and are truly a credit to you families and the ACO”
Written by Cdt Sgt A Travill & Flt Lt C Haynes