To mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a special commemorative medal has been awarded to serving frontline members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and the Armed Forces.
On Friday November 12, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Toby Dennis presented the medals to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance crew, which included doctors, paramedics and pilots - all who provide advanced care to the people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire involved in life-threatening incidents every day.
The Platinum Jubilee Medal follows a long history of awarding medals to mark Royal Jubilees, with the first one awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1887.
After the ceremony, Toby said: “It has been wonderful to award the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medals to such a dedicated team. These medals are a recognition of the unwavering commitment of all the crew in treating patients involved in the most serious of incidents.”
Acting as a token of the nation’s thanks, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal follows a long history of awarding medals to mark Royal Jubilees, with the first one awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1887.
LNAA’s Chief Pilot, Llewis Ingamells was delighted to be a recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal. He said: “As a crew, we work together in difficult circumstances, and it is lovely for our team to be recognised in this way.”
LNAA Chief Executive Officer, Karen Jobling, shared the teams’ pride and added: “We are honoured to see our amazing doctors, paramedics and pilots recognised for their dedicated service, and very thankful to the Lord Lieutenant for presenting the Platinum Jubilee medals. Day and night, all our crew members serve our communities, treating patients in extreme life-threatening emergencies, 24/7.”
LNAA receives no regular government funding and needs to raise £8 million per year to deliver its life-saving service every hour of the day.
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