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St Andrew's Ambulance
There are 3 messages in this section.

Buttermilk from Scotland. Posted 4 May 2004.
Just watched the old film about St Andrew's Ambulance, its message is as relevant today as it was then. How many of you out there would know what to do in an emergency situation? St Andrew's Ambulance run a variety of courses which train you to deal with emergency situations in confidence; next time you are at a theatre or sports event, look out for the St Andrew's volunteer who is there to look after your welfare.
Emily Bonar from Glasgow. Posted 7 Jun 2004.
I joined the Civil Defence Service in 1952/3 and as well as first aid, I was taught how to drive on cars using double declutch. When I passed my test the fee was paid for by St. Andrews and I was allowed to go out on emergency calls and occassionally allowed to drive an ambulance, the new ones with the gear on the ateering wheel (no patients of course!).
I drove for the next forty years.

William Ballantyne from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Posted 5 Apr 2006.
I was a busy wee fella. I was in the Albion motors pipe band and there were several of us also in the St Andrews ambulance.A great bunch. I could tell you a lot of great stories; two of our lads were mistaken for police, going through the Gorbals, and they had potatoes filled with razors thrown at them. Scary. Suffice it to say, we were very busy.

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