Exmouth cadets win championship

FOUR Exmouth Air Cadets of 299 Squadron have emerged victorious in a national first aid competition at Sandhurst.

FOUR Exmouth Air Cadets of 299 Squadron have emerged victorious in a national first aid competition at Sandhurst.

Cdt Emily Thompson, in the individual test, team leader Sgt Ella Marriott, Cdt Ayisha Evans, in the major casualty test and Cdt Lydia Parkes-Barton in the minor casualty test, went head-to head with 11 other regional air cadet championship-winning teams.

They won through under the watchful eye of team trainer Pilot Officer Claire Southwell.

The team, who stayed at Longmoor Army Barracks, qualified by winning the regional competition and after a gruelling day of individual and team tasks got the chance to meet Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation Air Commodore Barbara Cooper.


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Plt Officer Southwell said: “It was a good experience to meet Air Commodore Cooper and see different cadet forces compete together.

“After a gruelling day of individual and team tasks, we were ready to go home.

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“Our hearts were pounding when the time came around for the results…as third and then second places were announced, we waited anxiously for the big result. Had we actually cracked it?

“We then marched out and received our trophy and medals, with multiple flashes from the cameras we smiled and marched back with the trophy lid going flying!”

“It was a fun, inspiring, fascinating learning experience.”

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