On the 16th and 17th of February 7 of our cadets attended a two day non residential YFA . They learned a variety of skills including how to treat shock, how to successfully use bandages, how to treat an open wound, what to do when someone is having a heart attack and Dr's ABC. At the end of the course all the cadets were tested on what they had learned and all cadets from 1145 Sqn passed, earning themselves a Youth First Aid badge and certificate.
More importantly, they all have learned the simple skills which really do save lives!
All of the cadets had lots of fun and can't wait till they are old enough to attend Activity First Aid.
Centre pitch at international rugby - no biggie if you're a cadet!
Cadets and staff from 1145 Sqn attended both the Scotland vs Italy and the Scotland vs Ireland match, at the Murray Field stadium in Edinburgh. They assisted with the on pitch national flag during the opening ceremonies and national anthems.
On the morning of the game, they were split into groups and assigned flags. Rehearsals took up most of the morning as it was extremely important that everyone knew exactly what they were doing. When the cadets went out to the pitch to display the flags they were excited but anxious as the crowd was very large. On both days the displays went perfectly well, making the cadets very proud of themselves.
They did so well, they have been invited back on the 9th March to help with the flags once again!
The cadets are all looking forward to the event after really enjoying the first two events.
On the 27th January Sgt Clough and Cdt Brown attended the Inter-Wing Swimming Competition to represent South East Scotland, held at Deans High School in Livingston.
There were 4 categories; junior boys, junior girls, senior boys and senior girls.
Each Wing could put one team/person per category into each event which were freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, individual medley, relay medley and relay freestyle.
Sgt Clough entered the relay freestyle senior boys and placed 3rd whilst Cdt Brown entered the individual butterfly junior girls and the relay freestyle junior girls, placing 3rd in both. Sgt Clough also entered the relay freestyle senior boys and placed 3rd. Neither Sgt Clough or Cdt Brown made the regional team but still represented the wing well and helped South East Scotland come 2nd place.
Well done to West Scotland Wing came 1st place. Many of our wing team managed to get on to the regional team which will be going down to England to compete at the end of February. Both Sgt Clough and Cdt Brown enjoyed the event and are looking forward to the Inter-Squadron Swimming Competition later in the year.