I was going through a box of memorabilia tonight when I came across my St John Ambulance cadet certificates and badges. I think I was missing a couple of service stripes for my years as a cadet. I remember doing the drill and training but not so much the exams. I loved the events that we went to to provide first aid support to the senior officers. We went to agricultural shows, the Schützenfest at Hahndorf, South Australia and Christmas Pageants. As it says in the Wikipedia link the Schützenfest was held in mid summer resulting in many cases of too much to drink, heatstroke and extreme sunburn for us to treat.
Our uniform was a white dress and black beret with a grey wool cape for winter. It wasn’t very practical at all. Thankfully in later years it changed so that women could wear trousers. The below photos show cadets from another South Australian country town, during the time I was a cadet. I couldn’t find pictures of my own cadet division online.