What a way to celebrate an OBE!


Instead of tucking into champagne to celebrate his New Year’s OBE for outstanding army, hospital and BASICS Hampshire services, Bruce Armstrong was out on the road responding to a 999 on the A303 at Popham.

Bruce responded with  BASICS team-mates Drs Rob Dawes and Howard Simpson to a nasty car accident: but the badly injured woman was anaesthetized and intubated before being sent to Southampton General; the male in the car assessed and sent to Basingstoke.

Bruce says he’s  startled and humbled by his OBE.  The Queen might be somewhat startled when his bleep goes off at Buckingham Palace and he decides to respond!