On Sunday the 30th we partook in the wing first aid competition held at HMS Scotia. This was a competition to test cadets capability of their first aid knowledge which they have learnt on their first aid course which everyone who was in attendance would have attended. This course you can attend to be eligible to enter for the junior teams is 'Youth First Aid' this is a 3 day course where you learn 'heart start' on one evening heart then the other two do bleeding, shock, chocking, recovery position etc.
In attendance on the day was Sgt Scott, Cpl Richmond, Cpl White and Cpl Black who were all first aid trained. We also had a casualty in attendance Cdt Stephens who is currently heart start trained but is hoping to complete her Youth First Aid and this was good experience for her.
The team then started with the group exercise, this is when you and your team go into a room unknown of what the situation is then you find the casualties unknown of their injuries or illnesses and then have to work out through your first aid skills you've learnt best how you should treat them.
After we then had our individuals where it is similar to the groups accept it's just one person with a casualty. This tests other skills as you can't rely on other people and just have to use your own skills. Overall the squadron came 7th which we hope to improve on for the competition next year.