Bow­ing out with St John in­spec­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ALBUM -

THROUGH­OUT his year in of­fice as Ash­ford’s mayor, Norman Ayres has high­lighted the achieve­ments of young peo­ple. So, it was fit­ting that as his fi­nal en­gage­ment, he chose to ac­cept the in­vi­ta­tion to in­spect Ash­ford Town St John Am­bu­lance Com­bined Cadet Di­vi­sion, at its an­nual re­view at the Fur­ley Hall. Last Wed­nes­day was the first re­view of the en­larged di­vi­sion re­sult­ing from the com­bin­ing of the three Ash­ford cadet units. Fam­ily and friends watched as 20 cadets aged be­tween 10 and 18 years were in­spected by deputy county com­mis­sioner Mau­reen Lewsey. She learned from them what they had achieved and how they would like to progress in the St John Am­bu­lance, some­thing she did her­self with dis­tinc­tion, af­ter start­ing as a cadet. Dur­ing the evening the cadets showed their ex­per­tise in drill, adult and child re­sus­ci­ta­tion and deal­ing with frac­tures, while the mayor and may­oress He­len Ayres, spoke to ev­ery­one on pa­rade. The evening ended with a view­ing of an am­bu­lance and equip­ment used by adult mem­bers of St John.

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A proud mo­ment for this young­ster

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Ash­ford cadets pass muster with the mayor

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The mayor and may­oress of Ash­ford at the in­spec­tion

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