18 Newly Qualified Henley Army Cadets

Over the first weekend in March Henley Army Cadet Force awarded 18 Cadets with the recognised Youth First Aid Qualification.

The training began on Saturday morning with lessons and practical activities from how to deal with a choking casualty all the way to managing a serious incident. The qualification they were awarded was the St John Ambulance Youth First Aid Qualification, a recognised first aid qualification which will progress the cadets through the Army Proficiency Certificate as well as for them to use in their wider lives.

The Army Cadet Force provide a progressive First Aid Syllabus, new starters are trained to the British Heart Foundation’s “Heart Start” course – progressing all the way through to a full First Aid at Work qualification when the cadets turn 16. These qualifications are provided free of charge through the Army Cadets.

Cadet Lance Corporal Josh Ballard commented “It is great that we get the opportunity to do these courses, I’m going to use this on my CV to help me get a job.”

The Instructors are all First Aid Trainers, providing the best training to the Army Cadets, if you are interested in becoming an instructor or a cadet please do get in touch with us.

The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence for 12 to 18 year olds, Army Cadets provides a challenging and varied syllabus based on military themes. Henley Army Cadet Force parade every Wednesday from 1900 to 2130 at The Drill Hall on Friday Street and are currently looking for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers, feel free to come along and experience something new.

For more information please email Detachment Commander Lt Thomas Fearn on 3875fear@armymail.mod.uk

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