Horses were always the main problem, whether it was in the Welsh Valleys, Bristol or even Hereford. I always ended up with the big cases no-one else would touch. Nice to get some recognition for all the hours of hard work.
When the Sea Empress oil tanker ran aground as it was trying to enter Milford Haven Harbour in West Wales I was one of the first three Field Staff deployed to assess the impact and start rescue operations.
Being presented with my medal and certificate by Peter Davies the Director General of the RSPCA at the RSPCA RCC (Regional Control Center) in Brecon , Wales.
Even as a trainee I was destined to deal with equines. I was awarded the Antonia Parry Award for best equine knowledge.
The actual Antonia Parry shield. Can't believe how young I looked.