It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards 2013

by | January 18th, 2013

Devon young people honoured with a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Thirty nine young people from across Devon have been honoured for their contribution to the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award scheme.

The young people have completed their Gold award and were presented with their awards by Sir John Evans, Deputy Lieutenant, at a cermony at County Hall in Exeter.

The DofE is a personal development programme undertaken as part of leisure time activities.  It challenges young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to serve others, acquire new skills, experience adventure, and make new friends – young and old.  There are currently 7,800 young people in Devon registered.

Sir John Evans with Award winners Chloe Atkins, Charlotte Simmons and Hugh Reade