City of Liverpool Ambulance Cadets - Et servivit superbia

The City of Liverpool Ambulance Cadets are proud to reach its 60th Anniversary. What began in 1964 was truly a visionary youth engagement programme which ,over time, greatly influenced the pre-hospital care for the Great City Of Liverpool.

If you are an ex Liverpool Ambulance Cadet we are celebrating the 60th anniversary on the 19th October 2024 at the Century Pavilion in Aigburth.

We have established a small group aptly called the 1964 Committee to help plan and make sure that the event reflects the importance and magnitude of the anniversary.

If you would like to attend please get in touch with Glyn Brown on e-mail and he will share the details.

If you have any photographs , personal reflections or stories please pass them on to Glyn so we can make the occasion special.

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Proud Memories and for the radar of ex Cadets.

Some 7 years ago Richard Oswick posted the following on his facebook page. It was reposted yesterday as a memory and we are sharing it with you as it reminds us of two important things. Firstly, the importance of traditions and in this case what a great example of family tradition. Secondly it reminds us of the pride in which Richard served the Public of Liverpool, Merseyside and Cheshire.

"53 years ago today myself, Gerry Gibbons, and 8 others, began our careers as members of A Squad the first of The City of Liverpool Ambulance Services innovative 2 year training course . I followed in my fathers footsteps in the service as my younger son Michael followed in mine. Eldest son John Oswick, took a different path and drives those lovely two deckers in Sydney".

The post will remind ex Liverpool Ambulance Cadets that this year is the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the City of Liverpool Ambulance Cadets. Glyn Brown is organising a reunion probably in early October and is firming up details. Any ex cadet interested please reach out to Glyn via


Sad News - Dave Sullivan "Sully"

It is with great sadness to report the passing of our dear colleague and friend Dave Sullivan who passed away peacefully on 31st October after a short illness. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family Ann, Jenny, Kathryn and his beloved grand daughter Isla.

Sully joined the City of Liverpool Ambulance Service as a Cadet in 1972 and had only recently retired after achieving 50 years of loyal and dedicated public service.

He was a caring and highly capable ambulance paramedic who over five decades helped thousands of patients in their time of need. He saved countless lives often in very challenging situations and had received on more than one occasion formal recognition of selfless and heroic acts.

For those of us who worked and knew Sully we have been privileged to be part of his life and we will all miss the great man.

Dave Sullivan (2)

As a mark of respect the NWAS flag at Estuary Point is at half mast.



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Ambulance Museum

Glyn was hoping to open the museum in September but will not be able to do so because of ongoing building works in the Fire Station

Paul Townley - Retires after 46 years loyal and dedicated service

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Paul Townley has finally hung up his first aid bag after a staggering 46 years. I had the honour of training Paul on his Paramedic Course and his loyal and caring qualities in delivering the highest levels of patient care have been there every day he has reported for duty. To never falter from those high standards for what is truly a life time achievement of public service is worthy of the highest accolades.

Paul Townley joined the ambulance service on the 25
th February 1975; his first day was at Quarry Street where he was met by Bert Carter.
It could have been different! Paul was offered 2 jobs on the same day back in January 1975, one for an ambulance cadet and the other as a GPO telegram boy. On the day the letters arrived it was a cold wet miserable day and Paul thought do I really want to ride a motorbike in this weather! The rest is history.
Paul spent 12 months in Albert Guinney’s cadets based at Quarry Street, Woolton and Anfield ambulance station. After spending his 18
th birthday at Wrenbury he qualified as an ambulance technician and moved across to Birkenhead ambulance station. Paul spent 30 years operationally and was promoted to Operations Manager for Wirral; Paul has gained a vast amount of experience working in many and varied departments within the ambulance service, Paul has said that he cut his teeth in management at Toxteth ambulance station managing the old Liverpool central division; this was a very interesting time and the staff were tough but fair, he really enjoyed the experience he gained working in one of the busiest areas within the ambulance service.
Paul has planned to devout some more time to photography which he took up 6 years ago; he also intends to travel to see his son in the South of France when Covid allows without the worry of who will cover his on-call!