Scottish Ambulance service presented with Gold Award

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The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awards ceremony was hosted by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon at the Royal Hospital Chelsea - a retirement home for hundreds of army veterans, on Wednesday evening.

The Duke of Cambridge thanked twenty-two companies for their work in the area by handing them a Gold award.

The scheme is designed to recognise and thank employers who support the Armed Forces community and their families, and to inspire others to do the same.

Amongst the recipients were the Scottish Ambulance Service who received an award due to their outstanding relationship with the Armed Forces in Scotland and a long history of employing Reservists and veterans.

Many of its staff have been or are deployed with the wholehearted support from the organisation. The Service also supports the Cadet forces, having a Commandant and Honorary Colonel amongst its workforce, as well as many other Cadet Force Adult Volunteers who give up their spare time to give young people fun, friendship, action and adventure.