CADETS from the 2469 Squadron Crediton Detachment have recently taken part in, and passed, their First Aid Heart Start Course, which teaches cadets what to do in a life threatening emergency.

The skills of emergency life support (ELS) can save lives and can be performed by anyone to keep someone alive whilst the ambulance is on its way.

The cadets were taught how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Care for an unconscious casualty; Help someone who is choking and to Recognise and treat someone having a heart attack.

Cadet Ben Pinn commented "With this training I feel confident that I can perform CPR and possible help to save someone's life."

The Crediton Air Cadet Detachment parades in Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, College House, Upper School, on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm until 8:30 pm and is open to both boys and girls aged from 13 to 17.

“The detachment only started in February” said Chris Myers, the Commanding Officer, “and already cadets are learning practical skills to help them in their future lives”