5F deliver again at National level!!
On Saturday 6th October, a team of four Cadets and a team of two Young Adults from 5F (Northampton) Sqn were victorious in a clean sweep of both Cadet and Young Adult competitions, winning the Air Training Corps National First Aid competition at RAF Cranwell.
The Cadet team, consisting of Cdt Sgt Chris Barford, Cdt Sgt Ellie Sargeant, Cdt Cpl Katherine Kennedy and Cdt Ben Kennedy competed against ten other teams from around the country.
The Young adult team, consisting of Cdt Flt Sgt Ryan Blake & Cdt Cpl Rhys Phillips competed against three other teams from around the country.
Both teams, not content with winning at Wing and Region levels, wanted to make a statement. By showing they meant business and in true 5F style they worked well as teams and as individuals to become the champions.
Both teams 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 suspected spinal injury, a bleed, shock, a diabetic emergency (low blood sugar), severe allergic reaction, electric shock and CPR.
In addition to both teams winning, Cdt Sgt Chris Barford was joint winner of the overall individual contest.
Both teams from 5F and the individual were presented with their medals & trophies by Wg Cdr M Eveleigh RAFR, the Wing Commander Training Ground, Air Cadet Organisation.
Both teams will 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 from around the United Kingdom and Islands.
Flt Lt Carol Haynes, Officer Commanding 5F (Northampton) Squadron said: “The whole squadron is extremely proud of both first aid teams. They have worked hard to achieve this high standard and winning again means the world to them and shows they enjoy what they do! A massive Well done to the teams and all that have supported and trained them”
by: Flt Lt Carol Haynes RAF VR(T) OC 5F (Northampton) Sqn – South & East Midlands Wg