Whilst Cadets were enjoying a Virtual Parade Night of RAF related quiz questions Flight Lieutenant Craig Mills RAFAC was notably absent as he was putting his first aid skills to the test after witnessing and being the first on scene to a serious motorbike accident.
The biker lost control on a sharp bend and collided with the steel guard rail. He used the first aid skills that he had learnt to go to the aid of the injured biker. Keeping a cool head, he applied his first aid knowledge and stayed with the casualty keeping him talking until paramedics arrived around 45 minutes later. Flt Lt Mills explained everything he had done to the paramedics and was able to pass on the casualty’s details.
“It was quite surreal, but I was just glad that the training I have done kicked in and that I was able to help him,” said Flt Lt Mills RAFAC, who is currently the Commanding Officer of 2195 (Long Eaton) RAF Air Cadets. His quick-thinking actions and ability to keep level-headed in this situation are a testament to the training which Flt Lt Mills RAFAC has received. All adult volunteers can achieve a RAFAC qualification in first aid as an adult volunteer at Air Cadets.