Every other year the Ambulance Services gather at The National Memorial Arboretum to remember staff who have died both whilst in service and in retirement in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Gibraltar. The College of Paramedics, represented by Mr Bob Fellows FCPara our new Educational lead, was honoured to be invited to represent the profession and had the opportunity to catch up with colleagues in the ambulance services including both independent and military connections and the many retirement associations. Around 150 colleagues and family members gathered on Thursday 13th September 2018 in the Chapel of Peace. The 30 minute service was led by Reverend Kevin Charles the chaplain for EMAS on behalf of The Ambulance Staff Charity with several people lighting 4 candles, which represented, “Those who work in the ambulance service,” “Those serving in the rescue and care for others,” “The light of hope that shines in the darkness,” and finally “For those who have lost loved ones”.
Following that service, the group then moved to the Ambulance Service memorial in the grounds with the sound of a lone piper where over 20 wreaths were placed to honour both the 57 named staff who died in Service (NHS & Independent) in the past two years and those who have died in retirement. The last post was played from a cornet at the finish.
The Role of honour represents 56 ambulance staff who have died in service in 2017 and 2018.
|Lynn Haywood EMAS||Lance Cox EEAS||Gavin Hunt WMAS|
|Marc Hamblin EMAS||Chris Allen NEAS||Dawn Smith WMAS|
|Simon Todd EMAS||Robert Allan SAS||Dr Andy Carson WMAS|
|Adrian Winn SECAMB||Roger Wooley EMAS||Peter Scrimshaw EMAS|
|Steven Sale EEAS||Ralph Bowness EMAS||Peter Young EMAS|
|Michelle Bell NEAS||Neil Porter EEAS||Charlotte Warren WMAS|
|Gary Lacey EEAS||Stephen Home WMAS||Martin Manning EEAS|
|Gary Cooper NEAS||Fred Williamson WMAS||John ‘Jack’ Wray McCann LAS|
|Jon Radcliffe NEAS||Dave Peasley WMAS||Mickey Hughes NIAS|
|Martyn Vincent NEAS||Mickey Willetts WMAS||Kelly Hussick – Dunmore EEAS|
|Alistair Harvey EEAS||Colin Bolsom SWAST||Stephen Payne QAM SECAMB|
|Shaun Tindall EMAS||Alan Simpson NEAS||Roderick MacDonald SAS|
|Simon Bear EMAS||Phil Williamson WAS||Jaqruti Patel SCAS|
|John Clift WAS||Dave Allen SWAST||Thomas Hodgson WMAS|
|Paul Scanlan SCAS||Aled Evans NEAS||Sarah-Jane Cunningham EEAS|
|William Gunion NEAS||David Evans NEAS||Percy John Remnant Surrey AS|
|Lesley Levick EMAS||Sara McDonald SCAS||Tina Batten EMAS|
|Robert Watson SAS||Susan Smith EEAS||Emma Jane Nichols EEAS|
|Dave Slater EMAS||Lesley Levick EMAS|