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Army Paramedic honoured with MBE

A British Army Paramedic whose contributions to military training and the NHS saved lives is awarded an MBE.

The presentation, at Buckingham Palace, saw Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Jewell recognised for his outstanding military service and contribution to the NHS.

His citation read: ‘He is a superb instructor, praised for his contribution to saving lives on operations; an innovator whose ideas are having tri-service impact; a selfless and inspirational volunteer for the National Health Service, including during the Coronavirus pandemic; and a brave and skilful paramedic who has saved lives by his actions. He is held in the highest regard.’

He is a superb instructor, praised for his contribution to saving lives"

SSgt Jewell, of the Training Wing at 3 Medical Regiment in Preston, said: “I am honoured and surprised to receive such a high and prestigious award. It is a privilege to be in a position and I am highly grateful to have such recognition for what I believe to only be doing my job.”

The 30-year-old, from Harwich, previously served as a company medic for 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian (The Vikings) Regiment in London, The Queen’s Royal Lancers at Catterick, 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in Wimbish, and 16 Medical Regiment in Colchester where he completed multiple operational tours of Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and other global exercises and operations around the world. He also served at the Military Training and Mobilisation Centre, Bassingbourn as a specialist pre-deployment instructor. 

A former Harwich Secondary School pupil, born in Colchester, he completed his Paramedic course before going on to specialise in higher levels of the pre-hospital discipline.