Goole Air Cadets Make National Final
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By CI T Walton - 2357 (Goole) Squadron
A team of 4 Air Cadets from Goole Squadron have made history by being the first team from the South & West Yorkshire Wing to compete in the National Air Cadets First Aid competition held at RAF College Cranwell, Lincolnshire, on Saturday 3rd October.
The team were initially tested as individuals, which was in the form of a 4 minute test with a live casualties who had been made up with very realistic injuries for the cadets to administer first aid. This was followed by an 8 minute test for the whole team to work together, in this case to deal with 2 casualties who had been involved in a road traffic accident and had been dragged from the car by a bystander, again the casualties were made up and acted in a realistic way to put the team under pressure.
From the combined scores from both the individual and team test, Goole Squadron came a very creditable 5th place out of the 12 teams who had made it through to the finals. This is even better, when it has to be considered that the competition started earlier this year with 900 squadrons from around the UK competing.
First Aid Officer for the Squadron, Carole Killgallon, commented “I am immensely proud of the team to have done so well in this years competition, especially as many of the early stages where held at the time most of team were taking their GCSE’s”
Goole Squadron Officer Commanding, Flt Lt Adrian Owen said “the team did so well and have really put Goole on the map. It is not only the fact they did so well in the competition, but the fact the team and many other cadets here at Goole Squadron have been learning really valuable skills which one day may save someone’s life”.
For more information please visit the Squadron website