Over the past week, Sgt Winder attended the first gold badge first aid camp ran by North Region – Royal Air Force Air Cadets along with eleven other cadets from the region. During the week, the cadets completed their British Heart Foundation Heartstart instructor’s qualification, St John AmbulanceActivities First Aid AFA Assessors Course, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Course, re-validated their AFA course for another three years and familiarised themselves with the Youth First Aid (YFA) course content they will be delivering at squadron level.
Throughout the weekend the cadets prepared and delivered presentations to the rest of the group to build their confidence in teaching first aid. They also practised their Casualty Simulation techniques, producing realistic looking fake wounds!
In addition to first aid training, the cadets visited Yorkshire Air Ambulance , speaking with members of the team to gain an insight to the work they carry out, the equipment they use and inspire them towards a similar career.
Following with the aviation theme, with thanks to 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, Sgt winder gained his Bronze A and G wings.
Following the course, Sgt winder said “Although the course was intensive, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has given me skills and allowed me to gain new qualifications, in which I can help out with the Wing first aid training team.”
Durham Northumberland Wing Air Cadets
Commandant Air Cadets