‘I joined an adult Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade at
the age of 16.
My first time on a ceremonial duty was at the Trooping the
Colour when I managed to disrupt the Mounted Band by carrying an
open stretcher vertically upwards behind them, spooking the
Due to family commitments, I have spent much time in Western
Australia where I joined their Operations Branch. I have been a
volunteer of St John in both countries ever since.
First aid duties are very similar in both
countries. In London, I would be at the Arsenal Football
Club, Highbury Stadium; and in Perth, the West Coast Eagles
(Australian Rules) Football Club at Subiaco Oval.
Today I commit more time to the Museum of the Order of St John
and also to giving talks on St John in Australia, where the
organisation and first aid procedures are different. As a volunteer
I particularly enjoy talking to Cadets and Badgers about
the history of both St John Ambulance and the Order of St
Source: Museum of the Order of St