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March 2nd 2015

MELTON AIR CADET LEARNS HOW TO BE A LIFESAVER

A Cadet from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron Air Training Corps has been presented with a Youth First Aid Badge for successfully completing a weekend First Aid course with the Squadron.

Cadet Tobias Heatlie completed the Youth First Aid course, which is taught by the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) on behalf of St John’s Ambulance, and was able to practice his skills in tying bandages, putting on slings, and performing chest compressions.

The course, which covers topics including CPR, the recovery position, heart attacks, and strokes, saw Cadet Heatlie complete a gruelling assessment on three topics in order to pass.

Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVR(T), Squadron First Aid Officer, remarked: “I’m really proud of Cadet Heatlie’s performance during the course. He proved he had all the skills and knowledge to help save a life. I look forward to getting him involved in first aid exercises at the Squadron.”

Anyone who is interested in seeing the wide range of activities on offer can visit the Squadron at one of their open evenings on the final Thursday night of the month from 7pm at the Cadet Centre, Asfordby Road. More information can be found at http://www.1279atc.org.uk