In her annual Christmas message, the Queen of England has personally praised the dedication of the staff and medical flight crew at East Anglican Air Ambulance. The speech was a way for Her Majesty to pay tribute to people who inspire the nation. And she took care to highlight the work done by the air ambulance charity’s Cambridge-based crew.
A visit from the Queen
Earlier in 2016, the Queen of England paid a visit to the East Anglican Air Ambulance base located at Cambridge Airport. The purpose of the visit was for the Queen to inaugurate the air ambulance charity’s new base. During the visit, Her Majesty was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip. And they were taken on a tour around the new headquarters by Her Majesty’s grandson, Prince William, who has been a pilot for the East Anglican Air Ambulance for more than a year.
Queen Thanks Medical Flight Crew in Televised Message
The Queen’s Christmas message was broadcast to the whole nation on Christmas. She took the time to talk about her visit to the air ambulance base. Her Majesty mentioned how she was moved by the hard work and dedication of the highly-skilled medical flight crew – comprising of doctors, paramedics and pilots. She even talked about how these dedicated people get called out five times a day on average, providing valuable life-saving services to those in need.
While she talked about the work of the East Anglican Air Ambulance, footage of her visit was shown. Her Majesty stated that we cannot solve global problems on our own but we can make a positive impact through collective effort. She also took the time to praise people who win sporting medals and those who impress through quiet dedication.