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St John in London for remembrance events

St John in London for remembrance events

Sunday 13 November 2022

St John in London for remembrance events

Sunday 13 November 2022


Representatives from St John Ambulance Guernsey are in London today, taking part in events to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured during times of conflict.

Long serving volunteer Millie Sarre and Kelsea Bougourd will represent the first aid and adult sections of St John.

They will place a wreath on the granite steps of the memorial on behalf of the charity.

Matilda Shell and Alicia Cathcart will place a poppy wreath on behalf of the St John Badgers and Cadets.

Paramedic Station Officer Sonia Guille is also in London. She is representing Guernsey’s Emergency Ambulance Service as part of the Civilian Services Contingent for the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. 

The Civilian Services Contingent is made up of nominated representatives from various agencies including the Police, Fire, Ambulance and Prison Services, St John Ambulance and the British Red Cross.

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Pictured: Poppies are the symbol of remembrance.

St John Ambulance Guernsey volunteers are also on duty at the ceremony to provide first aid cover for participants and the public. 

Large numbers of people gather for the events, many of whom are of an advanced age having served in past conflicts.

Meanwhile in Guernsey, the Chief Ambulance Officer, Mark Mapp will lay a wreath on behalf of the Emergency Ambulance Service at the Smith Street War Memorial in St Peter Port during the Bailiwick Act of Remembrance.

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