Dean Faulkner from the Isle of Sheppey Lodge, No. 6769, has been awarded the British Empire Medal as part of the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list
Dean, chairman of Sheerness Freemasons, has been an active St John Ambulance member for more than 40 years, and is the bandmaster of the Sheppey St John Ambulance Band.
With the band, Dean has organised parades throughout the country and beyond, most recently in Ypres, Belgium, as part of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. His wife, Claire, is a Serving Sister of The Order of St John, and also runs the cadet division.