Commended for 50 years of ambulance service

PUBLISHED: 13:30 25 June 2014

Dennis Oakes and Brenda Oakes with Richard Lloyd, Lord High Sheriff of Somerset

Dennis Oakes and Brenda Oakes with Richard Lloyd, Lord High Sheriff of Somerset

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A MAN has received recognition after more than 50 years of dedication to the ambulance service.

Dennis Oakes, aged 71, from Sandford has been awarded a President’s Commendation for Long Service from the International Ambulance Service Institute.

It’s not the first time Mr Oakes has been praised for his dedication, after he received an Outstanding Achievement award in July 2013.

Mr Oakes was presented his latest award by Lord High Sheriff of Somerset Richard Lloyd during a ceremony at the House of Lords.

He started his career with the ambulance service in 1963, before moving around the country working with the Worcestershire and Dorset ambulance services.

Mr Oakes moved to North Somerset in 1983 and was then based at Weston ambulance station.

He is now semi-retired but continues to work on patient transport for the South West service.

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