Two Army Cadets from Elgin have been recognised for their actions in managing a First Aid incident.
Cadets Duncan Brown (15) and Jay Pybus (15), from 1st Battalion The Highlander’s Elgin Detachment, were both presented with an Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK Praiseworthy First Aid Certificate for putting their First Aid training to use.
Jay and Duncan were nominated for the award by their Detachment Commander for their quick thinking in providing First Aid to a fellow cadet during a Company Weekend earlier in the year. During a break in the training over the weekend both Jay and Duncan found a fellow cadet suffering from heat exhaustion. They immediately took the initiative to take the cadet into their accommodation to bed him down and place wet towels on the cadet’s forehead along with rehydrating them. They then followed up by regularly checking on the condition of the cadet.
Elgin Detachment Commander Sergeant Major Instructor Graeme Wells (30) said: “Instead of just letting someone else know and get them to deal with the incident, both of them used their initiative and put the First Aid Training they are taught in the cadets to good use to help a fellow cadet. I am extremely proud of them both and thought that their actions were worth a nomination for a First Aid award and I’m glad to see their actions have been recognised.”
Both Jay and Duncan were presented with their certificates by the Battalion’s Commandant Colonel Mike MacDonald at the Battalion Cadet Training Centre in Dingwall.