Barbara Smith, County Badger Friend from Crewe
‘I have so many memories of St John Ambulance and it’s such a
My husband Albert and I, together with our friend Tony Rimmer,
were lucky enough to be on duty at the Queen’s Coronation.
In between administering first aid, I was lucky enough to
watch the Queen of Tonga and Duke of Gloucester’s family travel
Some of the first aid I administered during the day was to
help people who had fainted after being overcome with
excitement or lack of food.
On observing a man feeling faint Tony and
Albert rushed to his aid. He was desperate to see the Queen
and had travelled from Ireland to see her. My husband respected his
wishes and delayed his first aid treatment. They held him
up long enough so he could see Her Majesty pass by and then they
swiftly administered the necessary first aid.’