Flying off to a distant land, and joining the emergency services in a country that is bathed in sunshine rather than drenched in rain and snow, has long been the ambition of many UK based emergency services personnel.
Indeed, one of the regular contributors to our popular fortnightly eMagazine, ‘PC David Copperfield’ (pen name) – also the author of the best-selling books ‘Wasting Police Time’ and ‘Wasting More Police Time’ moved from the UK to Canada where he now patrols the mean streets on a Moose.
But the upheaval of moving to a new country, has often put off even the most nomadic oppos (our work for colleagues).
Besides, it seems that you actually have to spend a lot of time and resources convincing the Australian Authorities that you are worthy of citizenship in their no-nonsense country (which is a good thing).
Today, Qantas become the first airline to offer direct non-stop flights between Perth and London meaning that you could actually commute to Australia in time for your set of shifts, before flying back home once your life-saving deeds are done?
You may rubbish this idea, but if you are in the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service or Metropolitan Police, then chances are, what with the hideous congestion in London, that it probably already takes you more than 17 hours to get to work anyway!
I haven’t been to Perth before, but something tells me that their beaches and warmer climate would be well worth the 17-hour non-stop flight..
If anyone from Qantas or Tourism Australia wants to sponsor us to make the flight from London to Perth, accompany the local emergency services out on a few shifts and then fly back again, then we would be more than happy to be the guinea pigs for our UK colleagues.
Written by one of the many Admins of Emergency Services Humour on Facebook, who is also a regular contributor to our fortnightly eMagazine which is crammed full of our best stories, blogs, special features and much more which aren’t shared on social media!
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