THE ambulance trust which serves Basingstoke has been presented with an award by Prince Harry.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) were this week formally presented with the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award by Prince Harry and Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon.

Chief executive, Will Hancock, HR manager, Victoria Dooley and recruitment advisor, Laura Farrow were presented with the award.

The ceremony was held at the Imperial War Museum, London on Monday, 9 October and SCAS was one of the 33 employers presented with the 2017 Gold Award.

The award is the highest accolade the Ministry of Defence can bestow on employers who have demonstrated outstanding support for the Armed Forces community.

Me Hancock said: “It was an honour to be presented with this award by Prince Harry and Sir Michael Fallon and Victoria, Laura and myself were delighted to be able to tell His Royal Highness and the Defence Secretary about the fantastic support that our people and organisation give to veterans looking for a fulfilling second career and those members of our staff still serving as reservists in our Armed Forces.”

SCAS is one of only two ambulance trusts in England to have received the prestigious Gold Award.

The Trust previously held the Silver Award.