Father and Daughter’s Lifesaving Skills put into Action
Earlier this week our very own Sergeant Chouhan and Cadet Sergeant Sheena Chouhan put their lifesaving skills, learnt in the Air Cadets, into action whilst out in the community.
During a normal day out in Belgrave, Leicester Sgt Chouhan, Cadet Sgt Chouhan and nephew/cousin Kieran were witness to an incident, resulting in a woman becoming unconscious and requiring help. All rushed into action following the incident with Sgt Chouhan assessing the woman’s injuries and Cadet Sgt Chouhan managing the scene and getting in touch with the emergency services.
Following Sgt Chouhan putting the woman into the recovery position to keep her air ways open, both Sgt Chouhan and Cadet Sgt Chouhan remained with her until the emergency services arrived to take over. Reflection on the incident Cadet Sgt Chouhan said “Although the situation was nerve-racking, our priority was her safety. I am fortunate for the training I’ve received from Sgt at 1947 (Birstall) Squadron” with Sgt Chouhan’s adding “It all happened so fast however, instinct took over and we were quickly able to work as a team to secure the area and offer the first aid required. I am immensely proud of my daughter and nephew on how they reacted in this type of situation, both remaining calm and acting effectively.”
Sqn Ldr Carol Haynes contribution to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets was recognised in the Royal Air Force Honours List 2019. As well as holding the post of Officer Commanding 5F Northampton Squadron Sqn Ldr Haynes is the First Aid Officer for Central and East Region.
Sqn Ldr Haynes works tirelessly on 5F Northampton Squadron leading and supporting cadets through the full range of activities on offer to them, as well as overseeing Cadet and Staff First Aid Training across the six wings in Central and East Region.
Sqn Ldr Haynes was presented with her Commendation from Air Officer Commanding Number 22 Group by Wg Cdr Pass at South and East Midlands Wing Field Day 2019.