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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Royal recognition for Devon’s top volunteer groups

by | June 5th, 2019

Three Devon volunteer groups receive the Royal seal of approval as they are honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.
The Award, the highest given each year to volunteer groups, sets the benchmark for excellence in volunteering and is equivalent in status to the MBE. It recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping and providing opportunity for others in the community and improving the quality of life.
This year’s winners in Devon are:
• Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services
• Honiton Dementia Action Alliance
• Exeter Red Coat Guides