Henley’s Top Army Cadet Receives First Aid Award

Company Sergeant Major Strong the most senior Army Cadet at Henley was presented a Praiseworthy First Aid Certificate on Wednesday 5th September.

The Certificate was awarded to recognise his actions in helping his father, Robert Strong, after a serious accident which resulted in a serious foot injury and a number of nights in hospital.

Angie Porter, Clinical lead at Henley’s Townlands Hospital kindly presented the award to CSM Strong with the citation reading. “Matthew’s father fell from a height seriously injuring his heel. Matthew applied immediate first aid and calmed his father Robert waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Matthew accompanied Robert in the ambulance where Robert spent a number of days in hospital. Matthew’s quick First Aid Skills helped calm his Father which significantly helped the situation.”

Pictured above: Matthews Family, CSM Matthew Strong, Angie Porter Clinical Lead Henley Townalnds Hospital.

Lt Fearn, Henley Detachment Commander said: “The Army Cadet Force syllabus provides progressive First Aid training to all cadets; Matthew has been with us for 5 years during which he has gained his Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate – which he evidently used to assist his Father. I’d also like to thank Angie Porter for coming down to present this important award – it is important for our cadets to see some of Community’s role models.”

The Army Cadet Force is currently actively accepting new cadets – if you are 12 years old and have just started in year 8 then come on down to Army Cadets.

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. We are currently looking for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers.

For any enquiries please contact Detachment Commander Lt Thomas Fearn on 3875fear@armymail.mod.uk