Sandy Cadets Learn First Aid Skills

Two Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron recently gained their St Johns Ambulance Youth First Aid Awards, after successfully completing a Western Sector, Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire Wing first aid course.

Cadet Conner Kilby (13) and Cadet Matthew Randall (17) were among the twenty five cadets attending the course, which including cadets from 73 (Huntingdon), 134 (Bedford), 2065 (Biggleswade), 2484 (Bassingbourn), 2484 (Cambourne) DF and 2500 (St Neots) Squadron.

The course covered how to perform CPR, dealing with a range of injuries, and how to appropriately respond to and manage emergency situations, skills which could potentially save lives someday.

The course ended with various tests, including a range of scenarios in which the cadets could demonstrate the skills they have learned and assess knowledge in order to gain the St Johns Ambulance Youth First Aid Award and red badge to sew onto their uniforms.

Flight Sergeant Paul Redman ATC, 22 Squadron and western sector First Aid Instructor who organised the course, commented, “The cadets worked hard and showed genuine commitment to learning the skills required to save a life should the need arise. They are to be commended for passing the course”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets