Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground for the dead of the First World War in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. Over 11,000 graves are registered within Tyne Cot and there are 34,927 names of soldiers who have no known grave. AHS visited the Cemetery to pay their respect to the fallen.
One of our most loyal volunteers for 20 years, we were proud to carry Don on his final journey in one of his favourite Heritage Ambulances. With our Two Motorcycles an escort was provided to the Crematorium to await the fly over of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance before the service. Don was a great person to work with at both Retford Ambulance Station and as Liaison Officer at Kings Mill hospital.
The AHS participated on Saturday and Sunday in dealing with mass casualties and deaths after the very realistic DoodleBug raid on the Abbey at Rufford Country Park,along with the AFS and wartime medical sevices giving the public a very realistic reminder of our wartime history.After the event the public were shown the art of casualty injury make-up,and machinery used in these circumstances.