A Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance doctor today received his MBE from the Queen, for services to emergency medicine.
Dr Malcolm Russell was formally invested as a Member of the Order of the British Empire at Windsor Castle after being named in the New Year’s Honours List.
The father-of-two was presented with his award by Her Majesty the Queen at the castle’s Waterloo Chamber, watched by his proud wife and children.
He said: “It has been an amazing day and I felt honoured to have my MBE presented by Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle.
“I felt humbled to be amongst some incredible people and very thoughtful of the work our charity does and the many people we strive to help.”
Dr Russell joined the Air Ambulance as Clinical Lead in 2007, when the Surrey and Sussex helicopter was first launched.
Last year, he was appointed as the life-saving charity’s Medical Director responsible for assuring the quality of care provided by its doctors and paramedics.
Dr Russell served in the British Army for 15 years and has been involved in pre-hospital emergency medicine since 1996.
In 2011, he was part of a 50-strong UK International Search and Rescue Team who helped victim of the New Zealand earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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