Allan Dawson comes from a family of ambulance workers – he and his relatives have served a total of 115 years (and counting) in and around Coventry. His father put in 43 years’ service and was awarded a medal for his work driving ambulances in the city during the wartime blitz. In fact Dawson senior was Allan’s inspiration for writing Carry On Ambulance.
Allan has now completed 36 years with the West Midlands Ambulance Service, including 20 in management. He now works part-time as a paramedic in the town. He lives in the city and is married with two grown-up children and a grandson.
A book of over 100 cartoons and stories recording some extraordinary, bizarre and comical moments of forty-odd years in the ambulance service. Many of these events happened before political correctness had been invented. In the interests of all concerned, the names and locations have been altered to protect the guilty but all the stories are true.