First aiders given St John honour

Danny Harvey with his wife Janice after receving the Order of St John for his work with the St John Ambulance Service

Danny Harvey with his wife Janice after receving the Order of St John for his work with the St John Ambulance Service

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BETWEEN them Ian Taylor and Danny Harvey have invested 70 years experience and seven children in the St John Ambulance.

So it’s no surprise the pair have been honoured for their exceptional service.

Ian Taylor with his wife Amanda after receving the Order of St John for his work with the St John Ambulance Service

Ian Taylor with his wife Amanda after receving the Order of St John for his work with the St John Ambulance Service

Ian, from Shenley Brook End, and Danny,, from Bletchley, were awarded with investiture in the Order of St John at a prestigious ceremony on September 29.

Ian, a member of the service for 36 years, was promoted to Officer of the Order of St John, while Danny – who has served for more than 34 years – was invested as a Serving Brother.

They have seven children between them – all of whom are also St John Ambulance members.

Ian, who is group manager – emergency planning and business continuity with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, joined St John Ambulance as a Cadet.

St John Ambulance has become such a part of his life that he has progressed through the ranks to County Commissioner – Operations, while his wife Amanda and his triplets are all members too.

Danny, who is a site manager in the construction industry, also joined as a Cadet when aged nine.

Now County Staff Officer he has experienced a wide range of duties and enjoys the major ones, such as concerts at the MK Bowl.

He has also been a regular supporter of the county camp and recalls one on the Isle of Wight in 1978 when he helped to rescue children who had been engulfed by a cliff collapse.

Danny’s wife Janice is also a member, as are their four children.

The ceremony took place in a historic 12th century Priory Church in London’s Clerkenwell.

The Order’s insignia was presented to the pair by Rodney Green, the Prior of the Priory of England.

He said: “This honour recognises the dedication that Ian and Daniel have both shown over the years.”