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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...

Remember Me………..

Remember Me... Welcome to this on-line book of remembrance for all those who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. You can submit the name of someone who has died, or view entries 

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday the 8th of May.

  Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Devon sends his good wishes to the people of Devon via  this video link The VE Day anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life during World War...

HM Queen Awards for Enterprise – Devon recipients

Innovation Packexe Ltd, Exeter –Founded in 1989, Exeter based Packexe Ltd have over 30 years’ experience creating high quality self-adhesive protection films. In 2009 the company used this knowledge to create Packexe SMASH, a unique tool for safer and more efficient...

Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon

All of us in the Devon Lieutenancy understand the uncertainty being faced by so many people in Devon at this difficult time. We understand too that difficult decisions need to be taken and that families will be facing strains that are quite unprecedented in recent...

Joe Daniels celebrates his 108th Birthday

Joe Daniels celebrates his 108th Birthday

Deputy Lieutenant for Devon, Lt General Sir Andrew Ridgway attended the 108th birthday celebration of Joe Daniels on the 19th February, at the Netherhays Care Home where he lives in Seaton Joe who served in the Royal Signals, was joined by family and friends as well...

Remembrance Services attended by HM Lieutenancy in November 2019

Remembrance Services attended by HM Lieutenancy in November 2019

HM Lieutenancy attended numerous acts of Remembrance around the County. Thursday 7th November Mary King MBE DL attended a Remembrance Concert in Beer Congregational . Friday 8th November Brigadier Simon Young attended  the Plymouth Remembrance Festival at Plymouth...

Visit to HighGround, Bicton College

Visit to HighGround, Bicton College

    HM Lord-Lieutenant, David Fursdon and Rosalie visited HighGround a charity working with Bicton College to deliver a course for ex military people to have an insight into Land based employment. The land-based sector is ideally suited to motivated,...