The Revd Kevin Charles ChLJ , King Offa Commandery Chaplain, led the National Ambulance Memorial Service held on Thursday 13th September 2018. Following a service in the Chapel of Peace, the commemoration moved to the Ambulance Service Garden of Remembrance for a service to honour the memory of all those no longer with us who have served in ambulance services in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and Gibraltar. Wreaths were laid and the Roll of Honour read out.
The National Ambulance Memorial commemorates those in the Ambulance Services Community who have been killed or who have died whilst in service. The Memorial is situated within the National Memorial Arboretum which is the United Kingdom's year round centre of Remembrance and a spiritually uplifting place which recognises service and sacrifice as well as fostering pride in our country. Sited in Staffordshire in the English Midlands, with 50,000 maturing trees, it is a beautiful and lasting tribute to those that serve. Visitors from all walks of life number around 300,000 per year, including Ambulance Services personnel, veterans, students of all ages, groups and individuals.