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Patches wanted for patch board

  • St John Ambulance's Nathan Freeman holds up a German patch in the German newspaper Rhein-Neckar


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  3.09 PM 12 December, 2012

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To help brighten up a St John Ambulance division training room in South Australia, Nathan Freeman is calling on members of emergency services worldwide to donate old uniform patches to create a colourful patch board.

Nathan Freeman, a volunteer with St John Ambulance as well as its cadet liaison officer and divisional nursing officer, is hoping this project will attract new members. A quick glance around their current plain, uninspiring training room is one of the reasons why Nathan says “we have potential members come for one night and then we never see them again.

“I wanted to demonstrate the camaraderie and brotherhood between all the emergency, law enforcement and aid agencies, both state and local agencies, not only here in Australia, but across the globe, a small way of bringing the world together and honouring those who serve their community and country every day,” explains Nathan.

Word of the patch board project has already reached German media, where two stories in local newspapers show Nathan holding up their emergency services’ patches in his St John Ambulance uniform.

If CFA members have an old patch, even an old uniform take-off patch that they would like to donate to the board, they can email Nathan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Last Updated: 12 December 2012