Corporal Norris came to the assistance of an elderly gentleman who was experiencing a medical emergency and in a life threatening condition requiring professional medical support. Corporal Norris, drawing on the training he had received as an Air Cadet, adminstered emergency first aid while he waited for the Paramedic support, and remained with the gentleman until he was taken to the local Accident and Emergency department at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford by South Central Ambulance. Sadly, the elderly gentleman did not survive his medical emergency, but would have suffered far more had it not been for the quick thinking and skills of Corporal Norris and the paramedics.
In recognition of his first aid skill, community spirit and selfless attitude, Corporal Norris received a Squadron Commander’s Commendation from OC 2120 on Friday 20th January 2017. This is the first Squadron Commanders’ Commendation to be presented in 2 years such is the stringency of the criteria in which they are awarded.
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