On the weekend of the 25th and 26th January, 1936 (Newton) Squadron RAF Air Cadets, ran a Youth First Aid course at their Headquarters on Trenchard Close, Newton. Fourteen cadets took part in the event. This made it the biggest first aid event the squadron had ever held.
The cadets were split into two groups, each having two qualified trainers. By the end of the weekend the cadets had studies for 12 hours and covered a variety of scenarios, such as accidents in the workplace.
Civilian Instructor Victoria Sherwin said, “With first aid training, practical skill is just as important as understanding of the theory. The course was stressful at times; but, it was a pleasure weekend for all involved.”
There was also the opportunity to ‘talent spot’ for cadets who could fill the first aid team for this year’s Wing Field Day. Over the past two years Squadron has enjoyed achieving 3rd place.
By CI Christopher P. Dover
Squadron Media and Communications Officer