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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Armistice Day Remembrance Services in Devon

by | November 30th, 2016

The Exeter Branch of the Royal Marines Association, held a Service of Remembrance on Armistice Day, Friday, November 11, at the Commonwealth War Graves, Higher Cemetery, off Hamlin Lane. Year six children from Ladysmith Junior School will lay poppy crosses on each of the 200-plus war graves, and members of the Royal Marines Band will provide the musical support during the service. Members of the public were invited to attend the service. The Lord Mayor (Cllr Cynthia Thompson) together with the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon (Sir John Evans QPM) and other civic and military dignitaries with a connection to Exeter attended.

Devon County Service of Remembrance was held on Remembrance Sunday at the County War Memorial in Cathedral Green and service in the Cathedral attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant, David Fursdon.

Exeter commemorated Remembrance Sunday with an open air service around the War Memorial in Northernhay Gardens this was attended by Wing Commander Brian Wills-Pope MBE Deputy Lieutenant RAFVR(T). The Standards as well as representatives from military, ex-service and civil associations were also in attendance, and all members of the public were welcome to attend.

On Plymouth Hoe, the Forces Association held a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13th November, Rear Admiral Chris Snow CBE Deputy Lieutenant of Devon attended.

Torbay also held a Remembrance Service and Nigel Woollen Deputy Lieutenant attended.

Barnstaple held a Remembrance Service and Air Chief Marshall Sir Peter Squire GCB DFC AFC Deputy Lieutenant attended.