Testing Times

One the first Saturday of the new year 35 cadets underwent assessement for the Youth First Aider Award which they had been working towards under Sqn Instructors since October. A practical qualification which is valid for 3 years the cadets had to deal with three scenarios involving an unconscious casualty, a casualty who stopped breathing and a casualty who had sustained serious injuries. The skills learnt will enable the cadets to deal with first aid situations in real life and save lives (as has happened with previous cadets in everyday life). The award also counts towards the skills section of the Bronze Duke of Edinburghs Award. Meanwhile other cadets where undergoing training on the L98 cadet rifle in preperation for live firing later in the month. The Photos show Cdt Morgan Davis checking an unconscious casualty and Sgt Raj acting as the demonstration platform for stripping of the rifle.