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307 Squadron Project celebrate 80 years on Sunday 15th November 2020

307 Squadron Project are pleased to invite you to join them for a series of unique online events on Sunday 15th November 2020 However, due to Covid-19 the annual exhibition at Exeter Guildhall has been cancelled, but the Polish flag will still be raised over the city...

Remembrance Day 11th November 2020

Remembrance Day 11th November 2020

Every year we gather on the eleventh of the eleventh, to bow our heads. We look down. We pay our respects to the men and women across the Commonwealth who gave their lives in the two world wars. But this year is different. This year at 7pm, we'll look up. To remember...

Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

There will be no live Remembrance Sunday Services in Exeter because of Covid-19 restrictions, it has been announced. Instead a service will be streamed live online. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council supported by the 6th...

Emergency Service Day – National 999 Day – 9th Sept

Emergency Service Day – National 999 Day – 9th Sept

Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is a Government backed national day across the UK. It is backed by the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 999 Day is your chance to support the heroic men and women of the NHS and...

Photo’s of events attended by the Lieutenancy on VJ Day 15th Aug 2020

Photo’s of events attended by the Lieutenancy on VJ Day 15th Aug 2020

Father Mark Skelton leads the service in Teignmouth with Brian Wills-Pope Deputy Lieutenant in attendance. The Far East Prisoners of War Association arranged an outdoor remembrance service in the grounds of The Minster Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth.  Brigadier Simon...

HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon’s blog

HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon’s blog

October 2020 As I write this blog at the beginning of October, we will shortly be seeing the publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, which of course normally comes out in June on the Queen’s Birthday. The delay has been to enable one or two additional...

HRH Prince Charles visits Middlemoor Fire Service HQ 22nd July 2020

HRH Prince Charles visits Middlemoor Fire Service HQ 22nd July 2020

HRH Prince Charles was welcomed today by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon at Middlemoor Fire Service HQ to meet with the Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell.  Lee introduced His Royal Highness to various staff of the Fire and Rescue Service Group, South West...

Armed Forces Day  Saturday 27th  June 2020

Armed Forces Day Saturday 27th June 2020

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. In 2020, it will take place on Saturday 27 June. Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 22 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country....

June 22nd marks National Windrush Day

June 22nd marks National Windrush Day

The nation will pay tribute to the outstanding and ongoing contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants on 22 June 2020. Celebrating Windrush in Devon on Windrush Day, Monday 22nd June. A virtual event is planned by Devon Development Education....

Royal recognition for Devon’s top volunteer groups

Royal recognition for Devon’s top volunteer groups

Five Devon volunteer groups receive the Royal seal of approval as they are honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Award, the highest given each year to volunteer groups, sets the benchmark for excellence in volunteering and is equivalent in status...

Devon Day is on the 4th of June, the feast day of Saint Petroc

Devon Day is on the 4th of June, the feast day of Saint Petroc

Saint Petroc was a 6th century Celtic saint significant in the county, to whom the Devon flag is dedicated. Saint Petroc was a British prince and Christian saint. Believed to be a son of a Welsh king named Glywys, it is related that on his father’s death, he was...