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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HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon presented British Empire Medals at County Hall on 20.4.2017

by | April 21st, 2017

The British Empire Medal


HM L.ord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon said: “It has been a real pleasure to acknowledge and recognise the commitment of those people in Devon who have been honoured for being true community champions.”

“All the men and women awarded their British Empire Medals today were honoured for their work in different areas but all share an unwavering commitment to improving their community through voluntary work or through their support of a charitable cause.

 “Through hard work and dedication they have all changed their communities for the better and I congratulate all of them, they should be very proud of their achievements.”

 To be decorated

Mrs Jaqueline Avery, from Appledore for voluntary Service to ex Service Personnel – Secretary of North Devon & Torridge Division of SSAFA

Peter Bromell, from Tedburn St Mary for service to the community on Tedburn St Mary area.

Mrs Angela Chant, from Kingsbridge for service for Young People in the South Hams area.  Project Director of Spiritulized

Barrie Charlesworth, from Braunton for services to Life Saving in North Devon

Mrs Jeanette Courtman, from Plymouth for services to Education and the community in Devon . After School Club Chair, Pre School Chair and Breakfast Club Chair

Mrs Maureen  Gilbert, from Brixham for services to the community in Brixham

Mrs Melissa  Middleton, from Teignmouth for services to charity in Kenya and the community of Devon

Norman F Pullen, from Shillingford St George for services to Exeter Cathedral and the community in Exeter.

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