Wisbech cadets learn first aid skills

272 (Wisbech) Squadron Air Cadets. ANL-140623-154837001
272 (Wisbech) Squadron Air Cadets. ANL-140623-154837001

Three cadets from 272 (Wisbech) Squadron Air Cadets have been learning skills that could prove vital in a lifesaving situation.

The Heartstart course teaches basic Emergency Life Support Skills (ELS) covering choking, serious bleeding, heart attacks and dealing with an unconscious casualty.

Cadet Corporal Aleksander Walencik, Cadet Tristan Fines and Cadet Adam Dring successfully completed the course under the direction of civilian instructor Nicki Brewer, one of three qualified Heartstart instructors on squadron.

Developed by the British Heart Foundation the course is offered to all cadets within their first year of joining the squadron. The cadets can then go on to further their first aid qualifications by undertaking Youth First Aid course.

The cadets were presented with their course certificates by the Commanding Officer of 272, Flight Lieutenant Colin Arnold RAFVR(T).

Wisbech squadron is currently recruiting young people aged 13-16. Anyone interested should go along to one of its parade nights on a Monday or a Thursday night between 7-9pm at its Sandyland headquarters. Contact via email at 272@aircadets.org