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 awards British Empire Medals at County Hall, Exeter 10th May 2019

by | May 15th, 2019

The most excellent Order of the British Empire are awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration that has made a significant difference.

Miss Robyn Leigh Colwill – for voluntary service in Plymouth
Mr Frank Handscombe – for services to Judo in South Molton
Mr Herbert John Allan Jeffery – for services to the community in Axminster
Mr Christopher Lloyd Maddocks – for services to Athletics
Mr Michael Roy Richards – for services to Football in Devon
Mrs Francis Gloria Janet Satchwell – for services to the community in Ilfracombe
Mrs Veronica Jane Willis – for services to Handle bell ringing in the South West
Mr Edwin Willis – for services to Handle bell ringing in the South West

Honorary British Empire Medallist to Foreign National
Mrs Johanna Llewellyn – for services to Charity and in the community in Newton Abbot