Elgin Cadets Put First Aid Skills To Use

Two Army Cadets from Elgin were 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.

Elgin Cadets Put First Aid Skills To Use

17 August 2022

  • 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF

Cdt Brown and Pybus were both nominated for their award by their Detachment Commander for their quick thinking in providing First Aid on 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 during breaks in their lessons afterwards to constantly visit the cadet to see how they were getting on.

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 initiatives and put their 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 glad to see that their actions have been recognised.”

Both Jay and Duncan were presented with their certificates during the second week of Annual Camp at the Battalion’s Cadet Training Centre in Dingwall, by the Battalion’s Commandant Colonel Mike MacDonald