Paul Chittock, right, at RAF Marham receiving his award from Air Commodore Ian “Cab” Townsend.

A King’s Lynn paramedic has received a prestigious honour in recognition of his 15 years of voluntary service supporting personnel at RAF Marham.

Paul Chittock, who works for East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST), was presented with the Station Commander’s Commendation by Air Commodore Ian “Cab” Townsend, who was until recently station commander at the air base.

Mr Chittock’s volunteering has seen him working on everything from events and first aid training to critical incident scenarios, all alongside his day job with EEAST as a paramedic based in Lynn.

The award citation read: “Mr Chittock is the linchpin of the team, keeping the station highly trained in first aid response, and his support to station major events has been first class.

“At no cost to the station, advanced life-saving medical care has always been seconds away.

“What a great friend and ally for the station to have, and what a fantastic contribution he has made over many years.”

Over the years, Mr Chittock has provided medical cover and education for Family and Friends Days at the base, regularly facilitates the use of fully equipped ambulances and is passionate about passing on life-saving skills to Marham staff who frequently come across road traffic incidents on Norfolk’s roads.

He also encourages colleagues from EEAST to offer their support as well. 

In addition, Mr Chittock is actively involved with the Co-Response Team, which offers support at major incidents, spending hundreds of hours mentoring and developing them, with members benefitting from his training and experience as a paramedic.

In 2015, he oversaw the training of more than 30 RAF personnel in a large and complex road collision scene management exercise.

His expertise ensured the Fire Section, Medical Centre and Co-Response Team were fully prepared for challenging winter conditions going forward.