Representatives of Guernsey’s ambulance service and St John volunteers have taken part in events to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
Head of Operations at St John Ambulance & Rescue Service Dean de la Mare and Paramedic Nick Peters were part of the Uniformed Civilian Services contingent which lined the streets for Whitehall section of the King’s procession between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Dean and Nick were among around 200 members of uniformed civilian services, including fire, police, coastguard, WRVS and prison service who took part in the celebrations. Long serving St John volunteer Alan Stevens also attended the ceremonial events as a street liner on behalf of the St John Ambulance Guernsey charity.
Aimee Lihou, Head of Quality & Patient safety represented the Guernsey ambulance service at the Coronation Service at the Town Church, St Peter Port over the Coronation weekend, while Chief Executive Officer Mark Mapp who was visiting Jersey was invited to attend the island’s official service of thanksgiving with Jersey’s Chief Ambulance Officer. The standards of St John Ambulance & Rescue and St John Ambulance Guernsey were also paraded through St Peter Port as part of the military and uniformed parade which took place ahead of a 21 gun salute at Castle Cornet on the morning of the Coronation.