A LOUTH paramedic of over 30 years is among a number of local heroes given special awards in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Guy Raven, who started in the role in 1979, has been bestowed the award along with 27 of his colleagues at Louth Ambulance Station on the Fairfield Industrial Estate.
The awards have been given out by the Department of Health who have recognised the work of personnel in the emergency services, armed forces and prison service with over five years service.
Steve Pratten, operational support manager, said: “I’m very proud of all of the staff that work hard to care for the people of the Louth area.
“The QDJ medal is a very welcome acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication shown every day by the staff in line with the other emergency services and armed forces.
“I’m sure all the staff awarded the medal will be justifiably proud of this recognition from her royal highness the Queen.”
Also receiving awards at the station are Steve Pratten, Dave Alderson, Sherri Hanson, Jonathan Ryder, Janet Draper, Christine Glover, David Taylor, Steven Gratland, John Cannon, Devlyn Johnson, Penelope Alderson, Andrew Smith, Diane Moncaster, Katy Melody, Graham Green, Richard Moncaster, Annabelle Riggall, Stephen Canning, Brooke Vickers, Peter Selby, Andrew Ashmoor, Cheryl Milson, Ian Harpham, Rachel Skelton, David Butler, Gary Evans and Robert Southall.