One of the first paramedics to qualify in Wales has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Cliff Powis, 67, from Abertillery was awarded with a British Empire Medal on Friday for his 43 years service with the NHS.
He was part of the first ever paramedic course in Wales in 1983.
Since 1973 Cliff has taken on various roles, ranging from ambulance man to his current role of paramedic.
The Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service Tracy Myhill said she was "delighted" Cliff had been recognised.