SOUTH Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) is saying "lest we forget" in 100 ways this Remembrance Day.

To commemorate the centenary of Armistice day SCAS has applied a poppy sticker to 100 of its emergency 999 and patient transport service ambulances.

The very first sticker was applied to a brand new vehicle at the South Central Fleet Services base in Milton Park, Abingdon on November 6, where staff from various parts of the SCAS, including Hampshire, posed for a photo, before the vehicle was brought to Hampshire for its first day of service today(November 7).

This event was attended by a selection of SCAS staff who are military veterans or active reservists, and some military co-responder partners of the trust.

Assistant Director of Operations at SCAS and Army Reservist, Paul Jefferies, said: “I am delighted that staff across our organisation will be able to use these vehicles to help commemorate a landmark occasion that touched the lives of so many people in our region. Feedback from those who saw the first poppy branded vehicle roll out into active service was overwhelmingly positive and I’m sure our staff will be extremely proud when using these vehicles.

"The spirit of unselfish service that was epitomised 100 years ago is alive and well in the South Central region today, as evidenced by the excellent care and dedication given by our own staff and volunteers. We are extremely proud of our commitment to those members of our team who are military veterans or serving reservists, as well as incredibly thankful for the excellent support we get from our volunteer military co-responders.”

The poppies will remain on the 100 vehicles throughout November and SCAS is asking members of the public who spot them to share their photos on the Trust's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

SCAS received the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award last year, which is the highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.

They are one of only three ambulance services in England to have received the prestigious award.