Air cadets take on a Heartstart course to help save lives

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Air cadets from Daventry have completed a course which will help save people lives. Fourteen cadets have successfully passed their Heartstart course which is run by the British Heart Foundation.

They put their skills to the test at a casualty simulation exercise with help from local adult volunteers.

Air cadets learnt CPR, what to do with a suspected heart attack, major bleed and how to help someone chocking.

Squadron commander Flying Officer Liz Chard said: “Our cadets have been working very hard and the end exercise was a challenge which they rose to, I’m proud of every single one of them”.

The air cadets unit is now recruiting new cadets. Anyone in Year Eight or higher who lives in the Daventry area and is seeking a new challenge is welcome to come along and see what the air cadets gets up to.

Daventry cadets regularly try their hand at flying, gliding, shooting and field craft camps. In 2015 they will be attending annual camp, trying snowboarding and other sports. Cadets will also be visiting RAF stations.

Cadets take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and work towards BTECs in Aviation Studies and Public Service.

The Daventry Squadron is based in the cadet centre, Waterloo, Daventry and meets on Mondays and Thursdays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. For further information pop in one parade night or email Liz Chard on oc.497@aircadets.org.