Over the past few days, two staff members from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron have been being put to the test learning lifesaving skills. Along with staff and cadets from around South and East Midlands Wing, Civilian Instructors Frances Tatlow and Lynda Kinniburgh have worked hard to complete the Activity First Aid course syllabus under the guidance of the course trainer, Flight Lieutenant Jackie Lawrence RAFVRT.
Over the two days, they had to prove that they had what it takes to deal with a range of first aid scenarios and incidents that they may have to deal with ranging from unconscious casualties and severe bleeds through to bites and stings. At the end of the two days, they had to complete an assessment comprising of a range of scenarios based on the first aid skills that they had gained. However, Melton squadron staff members weren’t just being assessed during the course as Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT, Melton’s second in command, also joined the course but in his role as one of the Wing Activity First Aid Assessors. Now that they have both successfully passed the course, gaining a qualification that will last them three years.
Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn commented, “I’m really proud of Frances and Lynda’s efforts over the past days. There is a lot to learn to pass the Activity First Aid qualification but they have both shown that they have the skills to help if ever they faced an emergency situation. I also think it’s great that they’ve both given of their time and efforts in order to provide more opportunities for and support the young people that make up our organisation.”
Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT
1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron