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RAF Air Cadets Youth First Aid Course Success

Article posted: Jun 23, 2017 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

17th and 18th June saw 1359 (Beeston) Squadron Air Training Corps host a Youth First Aid course in conjunction with 209 (west Bridgford) Squadron. Cadets spent 2 days including a 3-part assessment, to learn a multitude of essential first aid skills such as CPR, dealing with a choking casualty, broken bones and asthma attacks. 10 cadets from 1359 Sqn attended and completed the course successfully which now qualifies them as a first aider for 3 years. The award is a St John Ambulance nationally recognised qualification. It also entitles them to compete in our annual competition against other squadrons within the South and East Midlands Wing later this year.

Cadet Sergeant Kezia Cannon, who took the role of assessor on the course, stated that “there was a strong calibre of cadets on this course and I was pleased to see so many cadets engaging with the training and sharing my enthusiasm for an activity I love”.

Corporal Asha Harrison said that he was surprised how much he had already learned and now feels confident that he could help out in the community should the need now arise.

Sergeant (ATC) Jessie Clark