A BEXHILL man was among five members of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance’s life-saving crew to receive a Royal award.
Captain Kevin Goddard, 49, was part of the team presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of its contribution to pre-hospital care.
Director of operations Leigh Curtis presented the medals to him, another pilot Blaine Ashurst, and clinical managers Gary Wareham, Rob Wilkinson and Richard de Coverly.
Unfortunately Captain Goddard could not be there in person as he was flying on the day of the presentation, and also during the entire weekend of the Jubilee celebrations.
Kevin retired from the Armed Forces after a career spanning more than 28 years and joined the Air Ambulance in December 2007.
He said: “It’s very rewarding and humbling to be given this medal.
“While I am not doing the job for such recognition, it is a privilege to be working for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, making a difference to people’s lives in all three counties.”
Two years ago, Kevin took on the challenge of a marathon bike ride around Cuba in aid of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.
He completed a gruelling 350km ride over five days and helped raise more than £20,000 for the life-saving charity, which relies almost entirely on donations.
PICTURED: Kevin Goddard (centre) with Dr Tasha Newton and Jez Loseby
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