Antrim Cadets have been earning accolades for their First Aid skills, attaining a ‘clean sweep’ of major awards in a hotly contested Army Cadet Force Association competition held recently at Palace Barracks in Holywood.
The teens were put through their paces in a range of emergency scenarios and had to demonstrate their First Aid know-how when confronted with everything from a nose bleed to a major accident.
The Antrim team collected trophies for a range of sections and emerged as overall winners of the competition, with Antrim Cadet Rachel Allen also earning the honour of being named as Best Individual Cadet.
Congratulating the team from Antrim, ACF Detachment, Colonel (Ret) Tom Quinn, Vice President ACFA NI, said: “Thankfully, these scenarios were simulated for training purposes, but these young people have proved themselves well able to handle the sort of real-life emergency which could confront any one of us at any time.
“Having seen them work, I am extremely impressed, not only at their First Aid knowledge and practical skills, but also at the level of maturity they display: the Antrim Cadets are a credit to their Detachment, their community and, indeed, their families.”
Colonel Quinn is pictured congratulating, from left, Cadet Rachel Allen; Cadet Sergeant Deanne Neeson; Cadet Corporal Josh Graham and Cadet Sergeant Major Melissa Richards.