Isabella’s ice cool response recognised

June 1, 2023
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Cadet receiving certificate

An Army Cadet from Elgin was recently recognised for her actions in managing a First Aid incident.

Cadet Isabella Turner (15), from 1st Battalion The Highlanders’ Elgin Detachment, was presented with an Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK Praiseworthy First Aid Certificate.

Cdt Turner was nominated for her award by her Detachment Commander for demonstrating quick thinking in providing First Aid in an incident she was involved in last December.

While ice-skating at the local indoor ice rink with a group of friends, one of her friends slipped and injured their leg. Isabella immediately went into action and assessed her friend’s injury and realised that it was serious enough for the workplace First Aider to be made aware, as well as requiring an ambulance. Isabella remained with her friend reassuring them until their parent arrived to take them away in the ambulance, where it was established in hospital they had broken their ankle.

Elgin Detachment Commander Sergeant Major Instructor Graeme Wells (31) said; “Isabella could have just let the workplace First Aider know, but I am proud that she used her initiative and put the First Aid Training our cadets are taught to good use. Her actions were worth a nomination for a First Aid award and I’m glad to see that ACCT have recognised this. She is the sixth cadet from Elgin in the past 12 months who has been recognised for their First Aid actions.”

Cdt Turner (pictured) was presented with her certificates by her Detachment Commander on 10 May at the Cadet Centre in Elgin.