Honouring and caring on Remembrance Sunday

St John member in no1 uniform

Members of St John Ambulance in London will be honouring those who gave their lives during the two World Wars and providing medical assistance at this Sunday's National Act of Remembrance in Whitehall.

Dave Bell, Assistant Commissioner Operations, said: ‘In a first aid capacity, the service is a very busy time for our organisation. With hundreds of thousands of people turning out to pay their respects, particularly the elderly, the cold weather and long periods of standing can take its toll.’

‘We have been providing medical assistance at the National Service of Remembrance for many years. Our experience gained over those years has helped us develop a vast knowledge of how best to cover this event, ensuring the safety of each and every person who turns out to pay their respects.’

In a first aid capacity, the service is a very busy time for our organisation.

Dave Bell
Assistant Commissioner Operations

Amongst the 100 members deployed to the nine treatment centres in and around Whitehall on Sunday, will be doctors and nurses, cycle responders and teams specially trained in extracting the ill or injured from large crowds. A small fleet of ambulances will be on standby to transport those needing further assistance quickly to the nearest hospital.