2461 (Sawston) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

2461 (Sawston) Squadron is the Air Cadet Squadron based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford

Wednesday 16 January 2013


Air Cadets  and staff from 2461 (Sawston) Squadron joined up with cadets from 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron to complete a weekend of first aid training to gain their St John’s Ambulance Youth Lifesaver Award.

This assessed course provides comprehensive training in first aid for young people. St John Ambulance believes that it is never too early to start learning first aid and that all young people should leave school with these vital skills. On successful completion of the course, the young people will receive a Youth first aid certificate. This course replaces Young Lifesaver Plus. The course covers all of the basics of first aid from burns to CPR. 

This two day course was held at 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron, cadets from both squadrons worked together to learn the skills needed to pass. At the end of the course they were tested on a bleed, CPR and the recovery position. After the assessments all of the cadets had passed the course and will now be awarded with their red Youth Lifesaver Badge. 

Cadet Jordan Skehel said “I really enjoyed learning new first aid skills and building on skills I had already learnt. I now feel confident go out, help people and maybe save a life.” 

Sergeant (ATC) Sue Jestice added “First Aid is a vital life skill that can help in the future. We are giving cadets the skills to go out and potential save lives.” 

2461 (Sawston) Squadron meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at our headquarters on Hayfield Avenue.  For more information about joining as either a cadet or member of staff please contact 01223 834585 (Monday and Thursday Evenings) or email oc.2461@aircadets.org

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