148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Cadets Learn Life Saving Skills

From the 31st of August to the 1st of September, myself and several other cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron completed the Activity First Aid Course for our Silver First Aid Badge.

Over the course of the weekend, we learned how to complete and carry out CPR, make and give presentations about medical issues such as hypothermia, heat exhaustion, seizures and head injures. We also had to pass an assessment meaning we are now all qualified first-aiders. We are all now qualified to treat major wounds, know how and when to use the recovery position and know what items should be packed in a generic first aid kit along with many other skills.

The course has provided us with the confidence to apply the skills we have learnt to real-life emergencies. As someone who has no experience with first-aid, I found the course easy to understand and very enjoyable. It was very interactive and practical whilst giving us all the information we needed to know.

I am pleased to have taken part in the course. I would like to send my thanks to Wing Instructor, CI Green from 868 (Mirfield) Sqn and the assessors, CI Thornton form 868 (Mirfield) Sqn and Cadet Flight Sergeant Harrison from 59 (Huddersfield) Sqn and Squadron Staff for making this enjoyable course feasible.

By Cdt Caitlin Derby