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Thursday 22nd September 2016

The Duke of Cambridge, Patron, Tusk Trust, this afternoon addressed the “Time for Change” event at the Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, SE1, and was received by Lieutenant Colonel Simon Duckworth (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Southwark]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Princess Alexandra this afternoon opened the Victoria Foundation Wing and the Charles Hutton Day Unit at the New Victoria Hospital, 184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston Upon Thames and was received by Colonel Geoffrey Godbold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kingston Upon Thames]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 20th September 2016 – Tower Hamlets Citizenship Ceremony at the Tower of London

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, and his Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets, Mr Leslie Morgan OBE DL, attended the Tower Hamlets Citizenship Ceremony at the Tower of London. Also in attendance were The Speaker of Tower Hamlets, Cllr Khales Uddin Ahemd, and the Tower Group Director of  Historic Royal Palaces, Col Dick Harrold.

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Saturday 17th September 2016 – Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs Dorothy Start BEM

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Mr Martin Russell DL, presented a card from Her Majesty The Queen to Mrs Dorothy Start BEM of Barnet on her 100th birthday. Mrs Start received her British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community in Friern Barnet at the Greater London Lieutenancy BEM Investiture at the Tower of London in May.

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Saturday 17th September 2016 – Dedication of Hope House, Barnet

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Mr Martin Russell DL, attended the dedication of Hope House, Mays Lane, Barnet, with the Bishop of St Albans, The Rt Revd Dr Alan Gregory Clayton Smith; Chairman of Barnet Churches Action, Mr Julian Desborough; and the Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Richard Cornelius. Hope House is a new community centre conceived and brought about by Barnet Churches Action, and replaces the Valley Centre as part of regeneration of the Valley Estate, High Barnet.

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Thursday 15th September 2016 – Commemorating Major John Vaughan Campbell VC

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster, Dr Paul Knapman DL, attended a ceremony of  commemoration of the action of Major John Vaughan Campbell VC, Coldstream Guards, precisely 101 years previously. Seen are the Representative Deputy Lieutenant and the standard bearer for Westminster, with the Lord Mayor of Westminster in the background outside the Ministry of Defence on Whitehall, SW1.

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Wednesday 14th September 2016

The Duke of Cambridge visited Caius House, 2 Holman Road, SW11, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London. From the Court Circular.

The Duke of Gloucester this evening attended a Reception at the LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1, in support of Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury Institute and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 13th September 2016 – QAE: International Trade for STEM Marketing 

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow, Ms Maria Pedro DL, presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016 to STEM Marketing Ltd.

Below photo shows (left to right): Rob Wood, CEO of STEM Marketing Ltd; Maria Pedro, Ruth Cadbury, MP Brentford and Isleworth; David McNaughton, COO of STEM Marketing Ltd; and Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Thursday 8th September 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the College of Podiatry, this morning visited the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, 60 Great Ormond Street, WC1, and was received by Colonel Hugh Purcell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Her Royal Highness later visited the National Headquarters of Refuge and was received by Mr Leslie Morgan (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets]. From the Court Circular.

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Wednesday 7th September 2016

The Prince of Wales this morning visited Shadwell Fire Station, Cable Street, E1, to make the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of London Fire Brigade and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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The Prince of Wales this evening attended the Evening Standard Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7, and was named “Londoner of the Decade”, and was received by Lady Arnold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea]. From the Court Circular.

The Duchess of Cornwall this morning opened the Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Battersea Park Road, SW8, and was received by Colonel Ewen Cameron (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Wandsworth]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 6th September 2016 – The Collation of the new Archdeacon of Hertford

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Martin Russell Esq DL attended the Collation of the new Archdeacon of Hertford at Stevenage.  Eight parishes in Barnet fall within the Diocese of St Alban’s. Mr Russell is shown on the right, with the Archdeacon, Venerable Janet Mackenzie, the Bishop of St Alban’s, Rt Revd Alan Smith, and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Richard H Beazley Esq.
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Tuesday 6th September 2016 – Lambeth Community Pride Awards 2016

Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London, Lt Col Kevin Traverse-Healy DL attended the Lambeth Community Pride Awards 2016. Lt Col Traverse Healy was interviewed on the night by Colourful Radio to promote the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Listen to the interview between 1.06.16 and 1.10.12 at: http://www.colourfulradio.com/content/press/25386.

Tuesday 6th September 2016

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Plantlife International – the Wild Plant Conservation Charity, later opened The Queen’s Meadow in Green Park and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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Saturday 3rd September 2016 – QAVS for Friends of Eastcote House Gardens

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hillingdon, Mr Bruce Houlder CB QC DL, presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Ms Lesley Crowcroft, Chairman of the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens.

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Friday 2nd September 2016 – Merchant Navy Day flag raising at Haringey

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Haringey, Capt Peter Baker RD DL RNR, attended the Borough’s flag raising for Merchant Navy Day.

Amongst those present were the Mayor, Councillor Ali Ozbek; Religious leaders with prayers led by Archdeacon of Hampstead, The Venerable John Hawkins; Standard party comprised Police Cadet (Union Flag) Marine Cadet (RBL Standard) and Sea Cadet (SCC Haringey’s standard);
Councillors and other local dignitaries.
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Saturday 13th – Friday 26th August 2016 – Middlesex and Northwest  London Army Cadet Force Annual Camp at Castlemartin Pembrokeshire

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Westminster, Dr Paul Knapman DL, attended the annual camp for the Middlesex and Northwest  London Army Cadet Force at Castlemartin Pembrokeshire. He is shown here inspecting a weapon handled by a cadet from 234 City of Westminster School) detachment.

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Thursday 18th August 2016 – New Deputy Lieutenants

The following have been appointed Deputy Lieutenants for Greater London: Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Mr Michael Thomas Brace, Mr David Haylett Easton, Dr Sheila Jeanne Gewolb, Mrs Gillian Collins Norton, Mr Justin Packshaw and Mr Babulal Sethia. From The Daily Telegraph and also officially published in The London Gazette on 9th August 2016.

Saturday 30th July 2016 – Remembering CSM George Evans VC

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, and the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham, Mr Kevin McGrath OBE DL, attended a special service in Fulham to mark the unveiling of a paving stone to commemorate CSM George Evans VC.

Evans was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Evans first joined the Scots Guards in March 1894, and served during the Second Boer War. He left the Army in August 1902, to work for the NSPCC, and rejoined in January 1915. When he was 40 years old, and a Company Sergeant-Major in the 18th Battalion (3rd Manchester Pals), The Manchester Regiment of the British Army during the First World War, Evans was awarded the Victoria Cross for his deeds on 30 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme at Guillemont,  France: Company Sergeant-Major Evans volunteered to take back an important message after five runners had been killed in attempting to do so. He had to cover about 700 yards, the whole of which was under observation from the enemy. He succeeded in delivering the message in spite of being wounded, and then rejoined his company despite having been advised to go to the dressing station. The return journey had again meant facing 700 yards of severe rifle and machine-gun fire, but by dodging from shell-hole to shell-hole he managed it. Evans was captured following his VC action, and spent the rest of the war as a POW. His Victoria Cross, gazetted in January 1920, was the last to be gazetted for the First World War. He died on 28 September 1937 and was buried in Beckeham Crematorium and Cemetery. His VC is held at the Imperial War Museum.  

The Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Councillor Mercy Umeh, was also in attendance at the service. Mr McGrath read the citation, alongside Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for twice saving members of his unit in Iraq in 2004.

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Saturday 30th July 2016 – Medals Parade in Barnet

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Mr Martin Russell DL, presented HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals and Long Service Medals to Reservists of 169 Field Squadron REME at a reception in the Borough. The Squadron is a newly established sub-unit.

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Monday 25th July 2016

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets, Mr Leslie Morgan OBE DL, today presented Condeco Software with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation.

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Monday 25th July 2016

The Duke of York this morning opened New Traditional Chinese Gate, Wardour Street, London W1, and was received by Mr Thomas Chan (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron, Learning and Work Institute, this afternoon attended the Family Learning Changes Lives Presentations, City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Later that afternoon, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion  (Sustainable Development) to Mr Christopher Grigg, the CEO of British Land Plc, at the staff conference held at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch.

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Mr Chris Grigg receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

 

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow, Ms Maria Pedro DL, and the Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Ajmer Grewal, unveiled a commemorative plaque at a special tea party to celebrate the opening of Feltham Lodge for marriage services. Feltham Lodge is the former home of Age UK. More at: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/summer-wedding-season-gets-underway-11634502 .

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Thursday 14th July 2016

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL, attended the passing out parade of the latest group of Newham Volunteer Police Cadets.

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Thursday 14th July 2016

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, London Gardens Society, this afternoon toured the winning garden in Fulham and was received by Mr Kevin McGrath (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham], in Chelsea and was received by the Reverend Canon David Reindorp (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London), and in Pimlico and was received by Mrs Colleen Harris (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 13th July 2016

The Earl of Wessex, President, Creative Youth, this evening attended a performance of Dragons and Dinosaurs at the Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, and was received by Colonel Geoffrey Godbold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kingston-upon-Thames]. From the Court Circular.

The Countess of Wessex, Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of Army Music, this evening attended the Third Summer Concert at Kneller Hall, Kneller Road, Twickenham, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 12th July 2016

The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, this morning visited Christ Church, Spitalfields, Commercial Street, E1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Monday 11th July 2016

The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, this evening attended the Responsible Business Awards, O2, Peninsula Square, SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 6th July 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening presented the Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize at a Dinner at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Monday 4th July 2016

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, this morning visited Morden College, 19 St Germans Place, SE3, and opened Alexander Court, wand was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 30th June 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow and Visitor, this morning visited the Students’ Graduation Show at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular. 

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the London Mozart Players, and The Countess of Wessex, Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of Army Music, this evening attended a Concert at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, to mark The Queen’s Ninetieth Birthday and the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme and were received by Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular. 

Wednesday 29th June 2016 – Queens Award for Hounslow Guiding Group

Hounslow Brownie and Guide Leader Pat Spencer bubbled with pride and happiness as she was presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on 29th June at Bell Road Methodist Church. The award for voluntary groups is equivalent to the MBE for individuals. Pat, who has given over thirty years of dedicated and exceptional voluntary service to the 1st Hounslow and 6th Hounslow Brownies and 1st Hounslow Guides, Girlguiding Middlesex South West County, received the award on behalf of her Girlguiding group.

Nominated by a parent Rena Wallace, the award, one of only four made in Greater London in 2016, was presented by Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow, Ms Maria Pedro DL, in the presence of the Mayor ,Councillor Ajmer Grewal, and the Chief Commissioner of Girlguiding London and South East, Ms Pip McKerrow. In their addresses, both the Mayor and the Representative Deputy Lieutenant spoke gratefully of the huge and positive contribution made by the group to the lives of so many girls.

Commenting on the award Pat said:

“I feel overwhelmed by everything but so grateful to Rena who nominated me and my group. If it wasn’t for my group and certainly my colleagues, who help me every week perhaps we wouldn’t have got this award. It’s still a fantastic, fantastic achievement and I can’t thank everybody enough. It’s a real team effort, it has to be.”

Guests who included current and past members of the group, families and friends, local councilors and church representatives, heard young adults Megan Furborough and Jessica Watts praise the invaluable contribution which this group and Guiding had made and continue to make to their lives.

Tea, cake and rousing campfire songs rounded off a most joyful occasion celebrating the voluntary work of so many in Hounslow. Representatives from Girlguiding, Scouts, Volunteer Police Cadets and YOU London (Youth Organisations in Uniform) were happy to be a part of the celebrations.

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Wednesday 29th June 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, London Youth, this evening visited Ignite Trust, 1A Headstone Drive, Harrow, and Cedars Youth and Community Centre, Chicheley Road Harrow, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Monday 27th June 2016 – Deputy Lieutenant’s Certificates Presentation in Merton

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Merton, Mrs Clare Whelan OBE DL, presented Deputy Lieutenant’s Certificates to 134 Cadet Detachment ACF.

Recipients were Cadet Corporal Aimee Braithwaite (standing on Mrs Whelan’s left) and Cadet Sergeant Matthew Silverman (standing on Mrs Whelan’s right).

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Sunday 26th June 2016 – Lewisham celebrates Armed Forces Day

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham, Col Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL RGN, attended the Borough’s dedication service.

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Lewisham’s Armed Forces Day celebrations were extra special for two of 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron’s ATC cadets this year, as they were being recognised for their commitment and service.

Presenting Sgt Tom West and Sgt Toyin Martins with Deputy Lieutenant’s certificates, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham, Colonel Jane Davis, congratulated them both on their achievements and commitment to their Squadron and to the Borough. She said “We are very proud of our two Cadets – they represent the best of the Squadron. And it’s fitting to do this here on Armed Forces Day; celebrating the best of the Armed Forces past and present, and a bright future in the hands of cadets like these”.

Accompanying Col Davis for the presentations, were Sir Steve Bullock Mayor of Lewisham, Lady Mayoress, Kris Hibbert and Councillor Damien Egan Lewisham’s Armed Forces Champion.

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Saturday 25th June 2016 – Armed Forces Day

Greenwich

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich, Dr Pieter van der Merwe MBE DL, attended the Armed Forces Day at Woolwich Barracks organised by the Borough and the new base commander, Lt Col Bill Bolam.  The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, Mark Lancaster TD MP was also in attendance. Dr van der Merwe presented one of the Veteran Good Service Awards to a member of the local Gurkha brigade, Mr Shrichandra Gurung, and with the Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Olu Babatola, two Deputy Lieutenant Certificates to Cadet Flight Sergeant George Serbuca and Fredric Spencer -Feiring who is the Squadron Bandmaster, both from 56 (Woolwich) Squadron.
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Hackney

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hackney, Lt Col Roderick Morriss TD DL, attended the Armed Forces Day Flag Raising at Hackney Town Hall. There was a parade in excess of 100 consisting of representatives of 3MI Battalion (which has the Freedom of the Borough), FANY, The Royal British Legion, Sea, Army and Air Cadets, Scouts Guides, Police and Fire Cadets. The Council was strongly represented, including the Speaker, Cllr Rosemary Sales. Meg Hillier MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch also attended. Prayers were said by The Rev’d Sue Makin, The Curate, St John at Hackney Church and Lt Col Morriss addressed the parade.  The Armed Forces Day Flag was Raised atop Hackney Town Hall with due solemnity and saluted by those in uniform. The Parade Commander was Mr M D Crebbin RSM of 3 MI Bn.

The opportunity was taken to present Deputy Lieutenant’s Certificates to LCpl Katie Brownand, LCpl Liam Curley, both of the Life Guards ACF, Flt Sgt Jordann Webb of 296 Sqn ATC and Staff Instructor George Carney and Corp Stuart Carrion-Rivas both of 444 Sqn ATC.

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Merton

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Merton, Mrs Clare Whelan OBE DL, inspected the parade alongside the Mayor of Merton, Cllr Brenda Fraser. There was a dedication service at the war memorial outside of the Civic Centre in Morden before the parade left Abbotsbury Road. The parade arrived at St Lawrence Church, London Road, where there were three speeches from: the Rector of St Lawrence Church, the Imam of Baitul Futuh Mosque and a representative from the Nepalese Gurkha community.

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The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster, Dr Paul Knapman DL, attended Armed Forces Day celebrations in Westminster with the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, Cllr Steve Summers.

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Friday 24th June 2016 – Queen’s Award for Enterprise awarded to First Point Group

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade to David Taylor and Alistair Rynish of First Point Group – a global recruitment agency for telecoms and technology companies. Working in 160 countries, First Point Group is associated with some 300,000 consultants worldwide.

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Friday 24th June 2016

The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, attended a Horse Rangers Open Day at the Stockyard, Bushy Park, Hampton, and was received by Colonel Geoffrey Godbold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kingston upon Thames]. From the Court Circular.

Monday 20th June 2016 – Armed Forces Week

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The flag for Armed Forces Week was hoisted this morning in the bucketing rain at Royal Greenwich Town Hall, Woolwich, with the new Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Olu Babatola and Lt-Col Bill Bolam, Woolwich Garrison Commander, and others including representatives of the local British Legion. The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich, Dr Pieter van der Merwe MBE DL was in attendance.

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Hillingdon

Veterans and cadets joined civic dignitaries, including the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon, Mr Bruce Houlder CB QC DL and the Mayor, Cllr John Hensley, in The Mayor’s Parlour at the Hillingdon Civic Centre to mark Armed Forces Week with the Flag Raising Ceremony.

 

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Kensington and Chelsea

Members of the Blues and Royals from Knightsbridge Barracks visited Kensington Town Hall to celebrate Armed Forces Week and raised the flag. The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea, Lady Arnold DL, Civic Leaders and school children from Holland Park School were in attendance.

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Thursday 16th June 2016 – YOU gets on Parade at Harrow

Over 70 Harrow teenagers from Harrow’s Youth Organisations in Uniform, including Volunteer Police Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Cadets, battled it out on the parade ground of Harrow School on 16th June. The annual drill and rifle shooting competition was presided over by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Harrow, Mr John Purnell GM QPM DL, and the Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Rekha Shah. Drill winners 1454 Harrow Squadron Air Training Corps marched off with individual and overall trophies, while 201 Harrow Army Cadets scoped the shooting prize. Well done to all taking part.

Wednesday 15th June 2016 – Honorary MBE presentation

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, presented, on behalf of HM The Queen,  an Honorary MBE to Miss Isabel Munoz at Islington Town Hall in the presence of the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Kat Fletcher, and the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Wing Commander Ed Partridge OBE AE DL. Miss Munoz was nominated for the honour for her services to disabled people and disabled access.

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Monday 13th June 2016

Windsor Castle: Her Majesty The Queen invested Sir David Brewer [former Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London] with the Insignia of Knight Companion of the most Noble Order of the Garter.

The Princess Royal this evening attended a Dinner at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7, and received the Longines Ladies Award, and was received by Lady Arnold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea]. From the Court Circular.

Sunday 12th June 2016 – ‘Tea for the Queen’ in Kensington and Chelsea

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea, Lady Arnold DL, and the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, attended a special ‘Tea for the Queen’ event at Kensington Town Hall to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday. 350 local residents, supported by 100 London YOU volunteers enjoyed food and drink donated by local businesses and had a sing-along. For more details: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/press-release/royal-borough-celebrates-queen’s-90th-birthday-style.

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Saturday 11th June 2016 – Barnes celebrates The Queen’s 90th

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Richmond upon Thames, Sir Ken Knight CBE FIFireE DL QFSM, attended FiSH’s (Friendship independence Support Help Neighbourhood Care Serving Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen) Tea Party to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday.

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Saturday 11th June 2016 – 2016 Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to two Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London who were recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List:

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Mrs Katherine (Kay) Brock, LVO, DL, for public service, particularly to the Church of England

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Mr Kevin McGrath, DL, [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham] for charitable service.

Thursday 9th June 2016 – Lord-Lieutenant visits Trinity Laban

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, attended a reception at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Greenwich, to celebrate the institution being conferred Taught Degree Awarding Powers by Her Majesty’s Privy Council. Following the reception there was a Dance Historical Project performance, showcasing contemporary dance works by some of the most important choreographers of our time and performed by the Conservatoire’s second year dance undergraduates. Students performed Highland Fling, by acclaimed Trinity Laban alumnus , Sir Matthew Bourne, alongside recreations of works by Merce Cunningham, Wayne McGregor, Yvonne Rainer and Twyla Tharp.

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Thursday 9th June 2016

Sir David Brewer [Former Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London] was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon attended the “Food: the Forgotten Medicine” Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, W1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster].

The Princess Royal, Patron, UK Youth, this evening attended a Dinner at Boisdale Canary Wharf, Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, E14, and wad was received by Mrs Sandra Cahill (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Chair of the Lord-Lieutenant Greater London’s Occupation Council]. From the Court Circular. 

Thursday 9th June 2016 – Kensington and Chelsea celebrates The Queen’s 90th

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea held a Civic Service to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday at St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, SW3. TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were joined by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea, Lady Arnold DL, and The Worshipful Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford. For more details: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/press-release/glad-hymns-praise.

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Wednesday 8th June 2016 – New Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, formally introduced his new Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Mr Kevin McGrath DL, to the Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Mercy Umeh; Leader, Councillor Stephen Cowan; and Chief Executive, Nigel Pallace, today.

The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a Representative Deputy Lieutenant to each of London’s 32 Boroughs to assist him in his role as Her Majesty’s representative. The role is unique to the Greater London Lieutenancy due to the city’s population size.

Mr Olisa said: “The role of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London is to uphold the dignity of the Crown and to follow the example of The Queen by providing Londoners with a focus for national identity, unity and pride.

The expectations of the Lieutenancy are evolving. As a consequence of that evolution, support for the Monarch’s work in widening the sense of belonging amongst all her people will assume much greater emphasis. This mission resonates with me as I have made advancing social inclusion my life’s work. Consequently, I intend through my appointment, to use the Lieutenancy’s considerable influence to build bridges between Londoners and their institutions to increase the collective sense of belonging and pride.”

Mr Olisa said that he was delighted to appoint Mr McGrath as his Representative in Hammersmith and Fulham as Mr McGrath knows the Borough well having grown-up there. Mr Olisa added that he was sure that Mr McGrath would help to build bridges for a more inclusive Hammersmith and Fulham, across all of the Borough’s diverse communities. Mr McGrath is expected to serve for 7 or more years.

Mr McGrath said about his appointment: “As someone who grew up on the White City Estate and who has continued an involvement in the Borough through The Lyric Theatre, QPR Sport in the Community Trust, Phoenix High School and other organisations it is a honour to take over the position at Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and to help to implement the Lord-Lieutenant’s strategy for “Building bridges for a fairer London.”

Councillor Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council said: “It was refreshing to meet Kenneth Olisa, the Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London and hear about his commitment to using his office to help improve our Borough for all.

“Kevin McGrath is an excellent choice as the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He grew up in the Borough, has worked hard as a local school governor and chair of the Lyric Theatre. As the High Sheriff for Greater London his commitment to prison reform and tackling domestic violence was outstanding. I congratulate him on his new position.”

Mr Olisa also paid tribute to Mr McGrath’s predecessor in Hammersmith and Fulham, Mrs Sandy Cahill DL, who has been appointed as Chair of the Lord-Lieutenant’s new Council on Occupation.

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Photo courtesy of The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LB of H&F). From right to left: Chief Executive of the LB of H&F, Nigel Pallace; HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE; The Worshipful the Mayor of the LB of H&F, Councillor Mercy Umeh; Leader of the LB of H&F, Councillor Stephen Cowan; and the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham, Mr Kevin McGrath DL.

Monday 6th June 2016 – Fun challenges for Croydon youth groups

Young people from the borough’s uniformed youth groups battled it out on Sunday to gain top place in Croydon’s 2016 YOU Challenge. (Youth Organisations in Uniform)

On a sizzling Summer Sunday (5th June 2016) under cloudless skies, over eighty representatives and their volunteer adult leaders gathered at Royal Russell School for a series of challenges, tests, tasks and most of all fun.

The challenges included a climbing wall, archery, donning a Firefighters gear, team building tasks, searching their own ‘scene of crime’ forensics exercise, making paper aeroplanes that fly, and frisbee golf.

The nine mixed teams including the Combined Cadet Force, Scouts, Air Cadets, Volunteer Police Cadets, Fire Cadets, Girl Guides, Girls Brigade, Boys’ Brigade and Croydon youth council came together at the request of Representative Deputy Lieutenant Colonel Ian McRobbie OBE TD DL, who heads the Croydon Youth Organisations in Uniform partnership.

He said: “What a brilliant day at a super venue. It’s really heartening to come here today and see all these young people from different organisations coming together having fun and getting on with one another. These are our citizens of the future and I am grateful to the adult leaders who have organized this and who lead these youngsters throughout the year in their own uniformed groups. We are grateful also to Chris Hutchinson headmaster of Royal Russell School for hosting this event and look forward to next year’s Croydon YOU Challenge.”

Before the prize giving the hungry teams were fed with a very welcome barbecue prepared by the school’s caterers.

Joining Colonel Ian McRobbie special visitors to the event were Councilors John Wentworth, Sara Bashford and Simon Brew who were able to see and happily take part in some the activities. They all expressed their thanks to the adults who had made possible this exciting example of youth groups working collaboratively.

With smiles all round and accompanied by Mr Chris Hutchinson, Colonel Ian McRobbie made the final award presentations to the winning Team which had gained most points from the challenges.

Youth groups in Croydon regularly meet and work together and it is hoped to repeat the YOU Croydon challenge next year. For information about YOU London go to www.youlondon.org.uk.

Thursday 2nd June 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Veterans Aid’s New Belvedere House hostel, 87-90 White Horse Road, E1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Saturday 28th May 2016 – Two VC recipients honoured in Lewisham

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham, Col Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL, joined civic and military leaders at a special service marking the unveiling of commemorative stones for two Victoria Cross recipients in Lewisham.

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Friday 27th May 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall this morning attended the live broadcast of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 Words Final at Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 25th May 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, College of Teachers, attended an awards ceremony and presented a Royal Charter to mark the College’s transition to the College of Teaching, Middlesex University’s Hendon Campus, the Burroughs, NW4, and was received by Mr Martin Russell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Princess Royal, Patron, First World War Centenary Woods Project, this evening attended a Reception at the Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, W1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 24th May 2016 – Community stalwart appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Robert Freeman, has congratulated local man Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan on his appointment as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.

Dr Abu-Lisan will support the Lord Lieutenant with his duties, which include promoting and upholding the dignity of the Crown and receiving visits by Royal Family members, promoting national honours and awards, working with elected representatives to support charities, communities, faith-forums and encouraging and supporting positive community cohesion and engagement.

A retired clinical chemist, Dr Abu-Lisan’s work has advised hospitals, governments and international institutions such as the World Health Organisation.

Since becoming a resident of the Royal Borough, Mustafa Abu-Lisan has worked tirelessly to support local communities through his charity and voluntary work.

He is a school governor for the Fox-Ashburnham Federation and a founder of the Chelsea Muslim Community Hub which promotes tolerance, integration and peace and provides a haven for Muslim families to socialise and celebrate family values that protect young people from drugs, alcohol and antisocial behaviour.

Dr Abu-Lisan is also a founding member of the local Prevent Advisory Group where he continues to advise and support delivery of the Prevent Strategy. This has included promoting Prevent projects to local communities and ensuring that teachers in mainstream and supplementary schools receive training to recognise signs of radicalisation.

Speaking about Dr Abu-Lisan’s appointment, the Mayor said: “This is an award that is bestowed on distinguished residents who have served their local community and have a history of service in other fields. I warmly congratulate Dr Abu-Lisan who is well known in Kensington and Chelsea as a community stalwart. I am sure he will excel in this new civic role.”

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Friday 20th May 2016 – BEM Investiture for New Year’s Honours Recipients

Today the Greater London Lieutenancy held an Investiture for the 2016 New Year’s Honours List British Empire Medal recipients at the Tower of London, by kind permission of the Constable of the Tower, General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL. 25 people from Greater London received their Medals from the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Congratulations to Sir David Brewer

The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint Lord Shuttleworth, KCVO and Sir David Brewer, CMG, CVO, JP to be Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

The appointment of the Knights and Ladies of the Garter is in The Queen’s gift (i.e. without Prime Ministerial advice). Appointments to the Order of the Garter are therefore in the same category as the Order of the Thistle, the Order of Merit and the Royal Victorian Order which are also in The Queen’s gift. Today’s announcement brings the number of Companions to twenty-three (out of a maximum of twenty-four).

Sir David Brewer, CMG, CVO, JP (born 28 May 1940) was Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London from 2008 until 2015.  Sir David also served as Lord Mayor of London between 2005 and 2006.

Charles Kay-Shuttleworth, 5th Baron Shuttleworth, KCVO (born 2 August 1948).  Lord Shuttleworth was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire on 13 January 1997 and has served as Chairman of the Association of Lord-Lieutenants since 2008.  He is a Member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster since 1998, and was appointed Chairman of the Council in January 2006.

The appointments are effective from 23rd April, 2016.

Tuesday 17th May 2016

The Duke of Cambridge, President, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, this morning opened the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, SW3, wand was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Monday 16th 2016

The Princess Royal, Patron, First World War Centenary Woods Project, this evening attended a Dinner at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, and was received by Mr Simon Duckworth (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Southwark]. From the Court Circular.

Friday 13th May 2016

The Duke of Cambridge this afternoon visited the Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, SW1, to officially open the renovated Centre and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 12th May 2016

The Prince of Wales, Fellow, the Royal Society, this afternoon attended an Anti-Microbial Conference at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, SW1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 11th May 2016

Mr Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon] was present at Heathrow Airport this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of Republic of Ghana and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

Later, Mr Bruce Houlder was present at Heathrow Airport upon the Arrival of The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

Mr Bruce Houlder was present at Heathrow Airport this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon attended a Northern Ireland Food Event at Fortnum and Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Major Jeremy Fern (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Waltham Forest] was present at Heathrow Airport this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

The Prince of Wales, President, the British Red Cross Society, visited the Refugee Support Centre, Aztec Row, 5 Berners Road, N1, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 4th May 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the London Chamber Orchestra, this afternoon attended a “Music Junction” rehearsal at People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, E1, and was received by Lieutenant colonel Kevin Traverse-Healy (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

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The Duchess of Cambridge this morning officially opened the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, East Moseley, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Friday 29th April 2016

Greater London Lieutenancy

The following have been commissioned as Deputy Lieutenants for Greater London:

Dr Tariq Abbasi, Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan, Sir William Atkinson, Cdr John Herriman, RNR, Mr Michael Messinger, Mrs Bushra Nasir and Dame Fiona Woolf. From the Court Circular.

Thursday 28th April 2016

Prince Henry of Wales this evening attended the Sports Industry Awards at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11, and was received by Colonel Ewen Cameron (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Wandsworth]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 27th April 2016

The Princess Royal, Patron, this afternoon presented the Rowland Hill Fund Awards at the Royal Mail Phoenix Centre, Phoenix Place, WC1, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington].

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Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Whitley Find for Nature, later presented the Whitley Awards at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7, and was received by Mr Adrian Barnes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 26th April 2016

The Princess Royal, Patron, British Nutrition Foundation, this afternoon attended the Nutrition Science – past, present and future Conference at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, SW1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Monday 25th April 2016 – Unveiling of paving stone to remember Lieutenant Humphrey Firman VC

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea, Lady Elizabeth Arnold DL, a special ceremony to remember local war hero Humphrey Osbaldston Brooke Firman VC. The focus of the ceremony was the unveiling of a special paving stone outside South Kensington Station to commemorate Firman’s action at the Siege of Kut on 24 April 1916, for which he received a Victoria Cross.

Born in Kensington on 24 November 1886, Humphrey Firman was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the First World War. He was 29 when he volunteered to lead the crew of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve SS Julnar on a mission to get 270 tons of supplies through to forces besieged in Kut-el-Amara, in present day Iraq.

The unveiling is part of the nationwide campaign to honour Victoria Cross recipients from the First World War by laying commemorative paving stones in their birthplace on the centenary of their awards.

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Monday 25th April 2016 – ANZAC Day

Prince Henry of Wales this morning attended the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Hyde Park Corner, W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Saturday 23rd April 2016 – 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning attended a Celebration of Shakespeare Service in Southwark Cathedral, SE1. He was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 21st April 2016 – Honourable Artillery Company St George’s Dinner

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa, proposed the toast to England at the annual St George’s Dinner of the Honourable Artillery Company held at Armoury House. Gen Sir Richard Barrons, Colonel Commandant and President, was i the chair and Mr James Phipson also spoke. Among others present were:

Mr Edward Llewellyn, Sir Michael Arthur, Mr Paul Double, Ald Dr Andrew Parmley, Mr John Barradell and a delegation from the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. From the Court Circular.

Thursday 21st April 2016 – Celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Beacons were lit across London to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Barnet

In Barnet two beacons were lit. Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Martin Russell Esq DL, attended both.

This one was at the Barnet Borough District Scout Camp at Frith Grange, Mill Hill:

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The second beacon was at Monken Hadley Parish Church:

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Bexley

The London Borough of Bexley hosted a special tea party in honour of Her Majesty at Hall Palace, Bexley Village. Guests included residents who either shared the same birthday as The Queen or were born during 1926 at any point. The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Bexley, Major David Hewer OBE TD DL, and the Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sybil Camsey, presided. After the tea party the Mayor lit a beacon at Danson House, Bexleyheath, overlooking the Borough’s famous Charter Oak. Danson House was chosen as the site for the beacon because The Queen reopened the building in July 2015.

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Ealing

In Ealing a beacon was lit in the grounds of the Southall TA Centre. The Mayor, Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, lit the beacon and was accompanied by the Chief Executive and leaders of the various political groups on the Council. Both the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL and The Mayor gave short speeches.

Greenwich

In Greenwich the beacon was lit by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich, Dr Pieter van der Merwe MBE DL and the Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Norman Adams.

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Hackney

A beacon was lit on the roof of the Hackney Empire by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hackney, Lt Col Roderick Morriss TD DL and the Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Sade Etti.

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Hounslow

Recently appointed HM Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Sergeant Major Khalil Ahmad was honoured to light the Hounslow Beacon at Lampton Park. The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow, Ms Maria Pedro DL was in attendance along with a contingent of Irish Guards from Hounslow Barracks.

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Kensington and Chelsea

At the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea, Lady Elizabeth Arnold DL, attended the beacon lighting ceremony with civic dignitaries and Chelsea Pensioners.

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Thursday 21st April 2016 – Newham VPC Passing Out Ceremony

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL, attended the Newham Volunteer Police Officers (Special Constables) Passing Out Ceremony.

Mr Barber said in an article for Newham Volunteer Police Cadets News: “I was privileged to attend on Thursday 21st April, one of the largest passout out parades of the Volunteer Police Cadets from Eastlea and Little Ilford units.

Newham Volunteer Police Cadets is one of the largest cadet groups within the Greater London area which means its one of the largest in the United Kingdom and is thanks to the hard work of the Team (Schools Officers and Adult Volunteers) who run the various groups.

We all enjoyed the drill and marching of the cadets at the start of the evening which was of a high standard and conducted for the first time by PC Rob Sewell BEM. PC Sewell was recently award by the Queen the British Empire Medal, to add to the nerves of Rob and cadets, it was being watched by Rob’s Sergeant. I was delighted to award some of the passing out certificates to 32 cadets, together with Mr. Nick Bracken OBE of the London Borough of Newham and Police Superintendent, Mr. Ian Larnder. Pictured below.

It was also the first time that cadets gave loyalty to the VPC Oath whilst on parade and seeing so many proud parents, family members and friends watch the proceedings of the evening. Keep up the good work everyone.”

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Wednesday 20th April 2016

The Duke of York, Patron, Greenwich Hospital, this morning opened Greenwich Market, SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich].

The Princess Royal, Patron, Foundation for FutureLondon, visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and attended a Reception at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, E20, having been received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 20th April 2016

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster, Dr Paul Knapman DL, presented an award on parade to Cpl Gabriel Zubairu of 234 ACF Detachment (Westminster City School).

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Tuesday 19th April 2016 – Lord-Lieutenant opens new Tottenham Cadet Centre  

A new £1.2 million facility for young people in Tottenham has been opened by the Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London, Kenneth Olisa OBE.

The specially designed Joint Cadet Centre will be home to 216 Tottenham Detachment, Army Cadet Force (Blues & Royals) and 268 (Tottenham) Squadron, Air Training Corps.

The two-story building, provided by the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GL RFCA), incorporates Low and Zero Carbon technology alongside the use of innovative protective materials. It includes classrooms, offices, a kitchen, hall and parade ground.

GL RFCA Chief Executive Colonel Hugh Purcell said:

“This new building is a vote of confidence in the community and young people of Tottenham. It represents not just a substantial investment in bricks and mortar, but also an investment in the character and values of the young people who will use it.”

The building was named The Ken Stokley Joint Cadet Centre in honour of Ken Stokley, a former Chairman of 268 Squadron who served it and the wider local community for more than 30 years before his untimely death in 2014. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr Stokley’s son Robert and daughters Susan Watts and Karen Goodman.

Mr Stokley’s family said:

“This is a proud but sad moment for our family. Dad wouldn’t have cared about seeing his name on the plaque, but he would have been thrilled to see the investment and commitment to the future of young people in Tottenham that the new building represents.”

As he unveiled the plaque naming the centre, Lord-Lieutenant Ken Olisa said:

“I’m delighted to be here to open this magnificent new building, but more importantly to witness first-hand the commitment, capability, and hope for the future of the young cadets who will use this facility and of the volunteers who support them.

“I am particularly pleased that this venture brings two distinct, albeit similar, organisations together. I hope it sets an example of cooperation that youth and community organisations across Tottenham, and indeed the whole of London, will follow.”

The Army and Air Force Cadets currently at the detachments will now have a shared, permanent, purpose built facility, as will the thousands of young people who will join the detachments in the future.

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Saturday 16th April 2016

The Countess of Wessex, President, this morning visited Girlguiding Headquarters, 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Monday 4th April 2016 – Heston Army Cadet appointed Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet    

Seventeen year old Cadet Sergeant Major Khalil Ahmad from Hounslow stepped forward proudly at a special ceremony in central London on Thursday 17th March, to be appointed as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Kenneth Olisa OBE.

He is one of three Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for 2016/2017 who will accompany the Lord Lieutenant and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant on engagements for the next twelve months. These Cadets, drawn from each service, are selected in recognition of the outstanding example and devotion to duty they have displayed, as a Cadet and member of the Community.

Khalil, a student at Richmond College, joined Army Cadets in September 2011 and his main role at the unit is to train and lead the cadets through their individual syllabus grades. He welcomes the opportunity to mentor and develop new generations of cadets at his unit and to see them achieve.

He said: “This award means a huge amount as it physically shows the hard work that has been taking place behind the scenes, as I have been a part of numerous exercises and operations this award has really helped me to get recognition for that effort. It also shows the amount of effort and hard work my instructors have done and hopefully this shows the recognition they deserve.

I can honestly say the highlight of my time in cadets is when I received the information that I had been presented this prestigious honour of being the next Lord Lieutenant Cadet for Greater London.

The skills and experiences I have gained have given me the confidence to lead, manage and take command of everyday situations that are presented to me. Therefore has given me the mind set to achieve goals/challenges set out for me. What motivates me is being able to achieve and be able to give the same opportunity that I was presented, to other younger cadets. Not only my peers but also the positive atmosphere of 192 Heston Detachment has helped me to hone my leadership skills and help shape the person I am today.”

Dignitaries from across Greater London joined family, friends and colleagues of those receiving awards during the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GLRFCA) spring meeting at Yeomanry House, Handel Street in Bloomsbury.

Mr Olisa said: “Since my appointment I have seen countless acts of dedication and selfless volunteering throughout London. I’m pleased that tonight I was able to take part in publicly recognising those Reservists, cadets and cadet Adult Volunteers who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to protecting our country and strengthening the social fabric of life in London.”

The London Borough of Hounslow will be joining hundreds of communities and national and local authorities to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday by lighting a beacon to celebrate this important milestone in Her Majesty’s life. The honour of lighting the beacon has been given to Lord-Lieutenant’s cadet Cadet Sergeant Major Khalid Ahmad of 192  Heston ACF.

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Tuesday 22nd March 2016

The Princess Royal, Patron, Learning and Working Institute, later attended the Driving Change Conference and Roundtable Discussions at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington].

Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, Motor Neurone Disease Association, this evening attended a Reception at  The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, WC2, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular. 

Thursday 17th March 2016 – GLRFCA Spring Awards

LORD-LIEUTENANT OF GREATER LONDON RECOGNISES RESERVES’ AND CADETS’ OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, has honoured 43 members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – with awards and certificates in recognition of their dedicated service.

In his first year as Lord-Lieutenant Mr Olisa has also appointed three Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for 2016/2017 who will accompany him and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant on engagements for the next twelve months.

Dignitaries from across Greater London joined family, friends and colleagues of those receiving awards during the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GLRFCA) spring meeting at Yeomanry House, Handel Street, Bloomsbury.

Congratulating the award winners, Mr Olisa said:

“Since my appointment I have seen countless acts of dedication and selfless volunteerism throughout London.

I’m pleased that tonight I was able to take part in publicly recognising those Reservists, cadets and cadet Adult Volunteers who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to protecting our country and strengthening the social fabric of life in London.”

The awards ceremony culminated in the presentation of the prestigious London Pride Volunteer Reservist of the Year 2015 Award.

This year’s winners are:

LONDON PRIDE VOLUNTEER RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

The award is for outstanding achievements over the past 12 months and consists of the London Pride Trophy, a Certificate and £500.  This year, there were two equally outstanding nominees to whom the Trophy is jointly awarded.

Major Henry Dowlen, Royal Marine Reserve (City of London)

Corporal 3 Military Intelligence Battalion

Runner up Volunteer Reservist of the Year

Corporal Samantha Lippett, 600 (City of London) Squadron, RAuxAF

THE LORD-LIEUTENANT’S CERTIFICATES OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE

These recognize outstanding service and devotion to duty in the service of the Reserve Forces and Cadets over a considerable period and are recognised personally by the Lord-Lieutenant. Those selected for this award in alphabetical order are:

Commander Patricia Bishop, FANY

CPO Martin Cannon, HMS Wildfire

WO2 David Clark, Army Training Unit (London)

PO (CIS) Stuart Howard, HMS President

LCpl David Lee, London Regiment

Sgt Alan Roberts, D Coy London Regiment

SSgt John Rock, 151 Regiment RLC

CPO (SCC) Kay Slaughter, West Ham Unit SCC

WO (ATC) Kenneth Wake, 101 (Kenton & Kingsbury) Squadron ATC

2 x WO2 3 MI Bn

WO2 Army Training Unit (London)

LORD-LIEUTENANT’S CADETS

These Cadets are selected in recognition of the outstanding example and devotion to duty they have displayed, as a Cadet and member of the Community. During the next 12 months they will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties and will attend great occasions.

Sea Cadet Corps, Leading Cadet David Kidd, Greenwich Unit SCC – on the left of the Lord-Lieutenant below

Army Cadet Force, Cadet Sergeant Major Khalil Ahmad, 192 (Heston) Cadet Detachment ACF – on the far left below

Air Training Corps, Cadet Sergeant Gemma Stocks, 328 (Kingston) Sqn ATC – on the right below

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THE GLRFCA CERTIFICATE FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO LONDON CADETS

This is awarded to Commissioned Officers of the Cadet Movement for long and meritorious service. This year it is awarded to:

Flt Lt Kristen Cottier, 358 (Welling) Squadron ATC

Captain Alistair Grant, Wilson’s School CCF

Major Paul Johnson, Sector Training Team, Middlesex & NW London ACF

Lt (SCC) Mark Jones, Edmonton Unit SCC

Captain Dionne Konstantinious, 74 (Tulse Hill) Cadet Detachment, South East London ACF

Major Edmund Sokolowski, 14 Company, South West London ACF

THE GLRFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING SEA CADET CORPS UNIT COMMANDER IN 2015

This award recognises fantastic support from Adult Staff within London’s Sea Cadet Corps.

Sub Lt (SCC) Carl Leaver, Kingston & District Unit SCC 

THE GLRFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING ARMY CADET FORCE DETACHMENT COMMANDERS

ACF Detachment Commanders are the unsung heroes and heroines of the Movement. A well-recruited, well-run detachment will reflect the leadership of the Detachment Commander. He or she will have dedicated at least two evenings a week and given up countless weekends to provide a safe and rewarding environment for the cadets.

SE Sector ACF, 2Lt Patrick Heisel OBE, 92 (Catford) Cadet Detachment ACF

SW Sector ACF, SSI Kevin Hicks, 137 (Putney) Cadet Detachment ACF

City of London & NE Sector ACFLt Baris Yeril, 32 (Ilford) Cadet Detachment ACF

Middlesex & NW Sector ACF, Lt George Iddiols, 199 (Kneller Hall) Cadet Detachment ACF

THE GLRFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING AIR TRAINING CORPS SQUADRON COMMANDERS

This award recognises fantastic support from Adult Staff within London’s Air Training Corps.

Kent Wing ATCFlt Lt Andrew Kelleher, 1579 (Erith) Sqn ATC

London Wing ATCFlt Lt David Preece, 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron ATC

Middlesex Wing ATCFlt Lt Emma Smyth, 85 (Enfield & Southgate) Sqn ATC

THE GL RFCA CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION FOR CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS TO LONDON’S CADET MOVEMENT IN 2015

This is awarded to Civilian Instructors in recognition of their outstanding service and devotion to duty.

Mr David Harris, 97 (Croydon) Squadron ATC

Mr Fabian Hiscock, Rickmansworth Unit SCC

Mr Alan Kitching, 2427 (Biggin Hill) Squadron ATC

Mr Peter Osborne, 2427 (Biggin Hill) Squadron ATC

Mr Charles Sellers, 18F (Wimbledon) Squadron ATC

THE GL RFCA CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION FOR ADULT INSTRUCTORS TO LONDON’S CADET MOVEMENT IN 2015

This is awarded to Adult Instructors in recognition of their outstanding service and devotion to duty. This year’s recipients are:

SMI Richard Angel, 214 (Finchley) Cadet Detachment ACF

SSI Frank Gibbins, 149 (Upper Norwood) Cadet Detachment ACF

FS Fernanda Lewis, 291 (Westminster & Chelsea) Squadron ATC

SSI Matthew Lockey, 96 (Grove Park) Cadet Battery ACF

PO (SCC) Kim Pybus, Newham (Cornwell VC) Unit SCC

WO Phillip Reid, 2427 (Biggin Hill) Squadron ATC

THE GL RFCA ARMY CADET FORCE CITIZENSHIP AWARD

133 (Wandsworth) Cadet Detachment, South West London ACF.

The photo below shows the Lord-Lieutenant with all the award winners.

All winners group

Thursday 17th March 2016 – The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh open the Land of the Lions

The Queen, Patron, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow, Zoological Society of London, this morning opened Land of the Lions at London Zoo, Regent’s Park, NW1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) and the President of the Society (Professor Sir John Beddington).

Her Majesty, escorted by the President, and His Royal Highness, escorted by Professor Geoffrey Boxshall (Secretary), viewed Indian-themed areas and Asiatic lions being fed, and met the exhibit delivery team, zoo keepers and conservationists. From the Court Circular.

For more go to: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/news/hm-the-queen-and-hrh-the-duke-of-edinburgh-unveil-land-of-the-lions?utm_source=ZSL%20-%20London%20Zoo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6900347_Royal%20Opening&utm_content=Royal%20opening&dm_i=7U7,43WCB,KK07CN,EWN3K,1

Wednesday 16th March 2016

The Earl of Wessex this morning named a Train at Paddington Station, Praed Street, W2, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

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Monday 14th March 2016 – Islington Citizenship Ceremony

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington, Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes DL, attended a Citizenship Ceremony at the London Borough of Islington.

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Thursday 10th March 2016

The Prince of Wales, President, this morning visited the Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 9th March 2016 – New Deputy Lieutenants

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, is delighted to announce commissions for 7 new Deputy Lieutenants:

Dr Tariq Abbasi MBE DL

Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan DL

Sir William Atkinson DL

Commander John Herriman RNR DL

Mr Michael Messinger LVO QPM DL

Mrs Bushra Nasir CBE DL

Dame Catherine Fiona Woolf DBE DL.

Tuesday 8th March 2016

The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, President, the morning visited The Prince’s Trust Kennington Centre, 5 Cranmer Road, SW9, to mark the Fortieth Anniversary of The Prince’s Trust and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) and the Deputy Chairman (Mr Michael Marks).

The Princess Royal this afternoon opened the new Nuclear Medicine Department, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, and was received by Mr Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 8th March 2016 – Remembering VAD Nurse Munro

As the world celebrated International Women’s day, a special ceremony took place at the United Synagogue’s Plashet cemetery in honour of Nurse Edith Hilda Munro who died in 1916 aged only 23. She passed away whilst working as a V.A.D nurse on active service during World War One.

This special stone setting ceremony, led by HM Armed Forces Chaplain, Rabbi Major Reuben Livingstone, took place in the presence of her family and many dignitaries. It came about due to the new discovery of her World War One Commonwealth War Grave and headstone by Stan Kaye.

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL, was amongst the dignitaries who laid a wreath at the ceremony.

See more at: http://www.theus.org.uk/article/perfect-day-remembering-vad-nurse-munro#sthash.7wCPHQEU.dpuf.

Monday 7th March 2016 – New Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Southwark

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, formally introduced his new Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Southwark, Mr Simon Duckworth OBE DL, to the Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle; Leader, Councillor Peter John OBE; and Chief Executive, Ms Eleanor Kelly, today.

The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a Representative Deputy Lieutenant to each of London’s 32 Boroughs to assist him in his role as Her Majesty’s representative. The role is unique to the Greater London Lieutenancy due to the city’s population size.

Mr Olisa said: “The role of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London is to uphold the dignity of the Crown and to follow the example of The Queen by providing Londoners with a focus for national identity, unity and pride.

The expectations of the Lieutenancy are evolving. As a consequence of that evolution, support for the Monarch’s work in widening the sense of belonging amongst all her people will assume much greater emphasis. This mission resonates with me as I have made advancing social inclusion my life’s work. Consequently, I intend through my appointment, to use the Lieutenancy’s considerable influence to build bridges between Londoners and their institutions to increase the collective sense of belonging and pride.”

Mr Olisa said that he was delighted to appoint Mr Duckworth as his representative in Southwark as Mr Duckworth has extensive experience and a notable record of distinguished service to the City of London, which he can bring to the Borough. Mr Olisa added that he was sure that Mr Duckworth would help to build bridges for a more inclusive Southwark, across all of the Borough’s diverse communities. Mr Duckworth is expected to serve for 7 or more years.

Mr Duckworth said about his appointment: “It’s a privilege to have been invited to become the Lord-Lieutenant’s Representative in this ancient and important Borough. Southwark is not only steeped in history but contains a diverse and innovative modern day community that I greatly look forward to serving and supporting.”

Mr Olisa also paid tribute to Mr Duckworth’s predecessor in Southwark, Mrs Jenny Bianco DL, who is a well-known face in the Borough having served for 10 years.

Sunday 6th March 2016 – London Wing Petchey Awards

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea, Lady Elizabeth Arnold DL, and the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hackney, Lieutenant Colonel Roderick Morriss TD DL, attended and presented awards at the London Wing Petchey Awards at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Town Hall.

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Friday 4th March 2016

The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Park Lane Primary School, Park Lane, Wembley, and participated in the “Clean for The Queen” campaign, having been received by Miss Mei Sim Lai (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Brent]. From the Court Circular.

Thursday 3rd March 2016

The Queen, Patron, The Queen’s Trust, this morning visited Lister Community School, St Mary’s Road, Plaistow, E13, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa), the Headteacher (Mr Anthony Wilson) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Newham (Sir Robin Wales). The Queen listened to choir and orchestra performances, observed classroom demonstrations and met students, teaching staff, governors and charity representatives.

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The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited the “Samuel Pepys: Plagues, Fire and Revolution” Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 – New Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, formally introduced his new Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL, to the Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer; Leader, Councillor Julian Bell; and Chief Executive, Mr Martin Smith, today.

The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a Representative Deputy Lieutenant to each of London’s 32 Boroughs to assist him in his role as Her Majesty’s representative. The role is unique to the Greater London Lieutenancy due to the city’s population size.

Mr Olisa said: “The role of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London is to uphold the dignity of the Crown and to follow the example of The Queen by providing Londoners with a focus for national identity, unity and pride.

The expectations of the Lieutenancy are evolving. As a consequence of that evolution, support for the Monarch’s work in widening the sense of belonging amongst all her people will assume much greater emphasis. This mission resonates with me as I have made advancing social inclusion my life’s work. Consequently, I intend through my appointment, to use the Lieutenancy’s considerable influence to build bridges between Londoners and their institutions to increase the collective sense of belonging and pride.”

Mr Olisa said that he was delighted to appoint Mr Kornicki as his Representative in Ealing as Mr Kornicki had already shown commitment and service to the Borough as a Deputy Lieutenant. Mr Olisa added that he was sure that Mr Kornicki would help to build bridges for a more inclusive Ealing, across all of the Borough’s diverse communities. Mr Kornicki is expected to serve for 7 or more years.

Mr Kornicki said about his appointment: “It is a particular privilege to have been asked to serve as Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough in which I have lived for many years. I am especially looking forward to supporting the many voluntary bodies and cadet organisations which contribute so much to our life, and to connecting with civic and military organisations.

Like many others in this astonishingly varied Borough, my roots lie outside this country, but whatever our background, we all have a part to play in the life of this community and in the life of London: I hope I will be able to encourage and support that conviction as widely as possible.”

Councillor Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said: “The Council is pleased to welcome Richard Kornicki as the new Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing. His intimate knowledge of the Borough will complement our ongoing efforts to unite and promote our diverse and vibrant communities. We very much look forward to forging a strong working relationship with him over the coming years.”

Mr Olisa also paid tribute to Mr Kornicki’s predecessor in Ealing, Major John Rodwell DL, by highlighting the notable work Major Rodwell had done by building a relationship between the Sikh community in Southall and the Armed Forces.

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Saturday 27th February 2016 – The Bottom Line

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Bottom Line to celebrate the programme’s 10th Anniversary. You can hear the programme at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0717j24#play.

Wednesday 24th February 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, National Literacy Trust, and Patron, Book Trust, this morning visited Islington Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, N5, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington].

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), this morning attended the London Region Twelfth Annual Student Conference, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Naval College, Park Row, SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich].

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Pony Club, later visited Pony Club Emergency Action Drills, Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, Wormwood Scrubs Park, off Scrubs Lane, W12, and was received by Mrs Sandra Cahill (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – The Queen visits Crossrail

The Queen this morning visited Crossrail Bond Street, Davies Street, W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa), the Mayor of London (Mr Boris Johnson), the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP (Secretary of State for Transport), and the Chairman of Crossrail (Mr Terence Morgan).

Her Majesty, escorted by the Chairman, viewed a model of the station, east- and west-bound tunnels and met Crossrail and London Underground management, trainee drivers and apprentices.

The Queen named the Crossrail line the “Elizabeth Line”. From the Court Circular.

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, Corner of Church Road and Parson Street, NW4, and was received by Mr Martin Russell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet].

Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Queen’s Gate School, 133 Queen’s Gate, SW7, to mark its One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Anniversary and opened the new science laboratories, and was received by Lady Arnold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington and Chelsea].

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, today carried out engagements to celebrate the Award’s Diamond Anniversary. His Royal Highness this morning visited Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Wayfarer Road, and was received by Mr Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon].

The Princess of Royal, Patron, Livability, this evening attended the Staff Awards Ceremony and opened the new offices, 6 Mitre Passage, Peninsula Central, SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich]. From the Court Circular.

Monday 22nd February 2016 – Visit to Green Corridor, Hounslow

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow, Ms Maria Pedro DL, today visited Green Corridor, a charity that aims to reduce social exclusion, improve educational opportunities and access to employment and training for 16 – 25 year olds NEETS and those with learning disabilities in West London.  They do this through horticultural and practical land based learning.  Ms Pedro visited their main one acre site across the road from Heathrow Terminal 5, on land donated by Heathrow Airport.  The London Borough of Hounslow funds Green Corridor and makes referrals. Photo below of Ms Pedro DL in the workshop with some of the young people and staff.

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Wednesday 17th February 2016 

The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, visited the Park Lane Group in Bushy Park and subsequently opened the renovated facilities at Park Lane Stables, Park Lane, Teddington, and was received by Sir Kenneth Knight (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Richmond]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Ruby Wax presented with an Honorary OBE

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, presented Ruby Wax with an Honorary OBE. Mrs Kay Brock LVO DL read the citation.

Appropriately, the comedian, rewarded for her services to mental health, decided to presented with the honour at a place she was familiar with: The Priory.

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Wednesday 17th February 2016 – New start for YOU in Merton

Leaders of Merton’s Youth Organisations in Uniform welcomed Mrs Clare Whelan OBE DL to a meeting in Wimbledon Police Station on 17 February. She explained her role as the Lord-Lieutenant’s Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Merton and said that  she was keen to encourage the groups to work together for everyone’s benefit. The meeting hosted by the Volunteer Police Cadets was held to give new energy to YOU in Merton. YOU London Development Worker, Mr Michael Nolan, said: “There is a great deal going on in this Borough and this has been a very positive meeting. Many of the group leaders already know each other well and I think meeting tonight will give impetus to stronger links and some practical collaboration.”  Plans are now in hand to map the Borough’s uniformed youth provision and the possibility of a joint summer event.

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Tuesday 16th February 2016

The Queen, Patron, this evening attended the Final Awards Reception for the Gold Service Scholarship at Claridge’s, Brook Street, W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) and the Chairman of the Judges (Mr Edward Griffiths).

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Roald Dahl 100, this morning visited the Imagine Children’s Festival and Roald Dahl 100, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, and was received by Mrs Rosemary Prescott (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lambeth].

The Duke of Cambridge this morning visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to mark the First Anniversary of the Diplomatic Academy, King Charles Street, SW1, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Celebrating 30 & 40 years service to the LFB

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, presented 30 and 40 Year London Fire Brigade Service Awards at a ceremony at City Hall.

The photo below shows the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, the Commissioner and Chairman of the Brigade, and award recipients.

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Monday 15th February 2016

The Prince of Wales, Patron, the National Gallery, this evening attended the opening of the Exhibition “Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art” at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 10th February 2016

The Prince of Wales visited St John’s Church, Church Avenue, Southall, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Patron, this morning visited Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 , and was received by Colonel Ewen Camron (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Wandsworth]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 9th February 2016 – Lord-Lieutenant opens ACCA’s new global HQ

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, officially opened the ACCA’s (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) new global headquarters in Central London this afternoon.

During his speech, Mr Olisa praised ACCA for its commitment to an issue close to his own heart, that of social inclusion. The Lord-Lieutenant made special mention of ACCA’s commitment to ethics and professionalism, explaining how an ethical approach is much needed in the global and interconnected business world.

Mr Olisa said: ‘Accountancy is the language of business. It helps us talk to one another around the world using the same terminology, and the same standards.’

Echoing the Lord-Lieutenant’s views on social mobility, Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive of ACCA, said at the event: ‘All at ACCA believe there should be no artificial barriers to anyone of ability pursuing this illustrious profession, regardless of where they are from or what education they have had. And, since the earliest days of ACCA, we have taken this philosophy across the world.

‘What all our members and stakeholders value, wherever they are in the world, is ACCA’s strength and history in our home market – the UK. It is important to them and, I believe to the delivery of ACCA’s future ambition, that ACCA is headquartered in surroundings that tell the story of our heritage, our modern relevance and future vision.”

ACCA’s President, Datuk Alexandra Chin, concluded the event by looking ahead, saying: ‘This celebration marks a new chapter for ACCA. I am sure that The Adelphi years will build on ACCA’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields era and build on our success. As a leading professional body for a global profession, I am confident of ACCA’s future direction and vision.’

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Thursday 4th February 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the National Literacy Trust, this morning visited HM Prison Brixton, Jebb Avenue, SW2, and was received by Mr Kevin McGrath (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory, afterwards attended a Reception at Admiralty House, Whitehall, SW1, to celebrate the charity’s Getting You Back to Work programme, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Royal Air Force Northolt this afternoon upon the Arrival of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of The Queen. From the Court Circular.

Monday 1st February 2016

Mr John Purnell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Harrow] was present at Heathrow Airport this afternoon upon the Arrival of The Amir of the State of Kuwait and welcome His Highness on behalf of The Queen. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 27th January 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall this morning attended a presentation by SafeLives, the Foundry, 17 Oval Way, SE11, and was received by Mrs Rosemary Prescott (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lambeth]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 26th January 2016 – Barnet girl wins Jack Petchey Speaking Out Competition

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Martin Russell Esq DL presented a certificate to a girl from Henrietta Barnett School who ultimately won the Jack Petchey Speaking Out Competition.

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Friday 15th January 2016 – Mildmay Hospital visit

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE and his wife, Mrs Julia Olisa visited staff and patients at Mildmay Hospital in Tower Hamlets this afternoon. The Hospital specialises in the rehabilitation for people living with HIV related brain impairment. It is the only centre of its kind in Europe. 

For more information visit: www.mildmay.org

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Monday 11th January – Barnet War Memorials Association Campaign Success 

Finchley Memorial Hospital in the London Borough of Barnet hosted an event at which their renovated First World War Memorial plaque was unveiled. The event saw a group of over 50 people attending including representatives from the local societies and emergency services.

For many years, the plaque had been mounted near the entrance of the old hospital, which was demolished in 2010 to make way for a new building.

Although the new building was completed and opened several years ago, the plaque remained in storage until a campaign was launched by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Mr Martin Russell DL, in his capacity as Chairman of the Barnet War Memorials Association.

The Memorial was unveiled by Barnet’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Alison Cornelius.

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Friday 25th December 2015 – The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast

Watch the broadcast at: http://www.royal.gov.uk/ImagesandBroadcasts/TheQueensChristmasBroadcasts/ChristmasBroadcasts/ChristmasBroadcast2015.aspx 

“At this time of year, few sights evoke more feelings of cheer and goodwill than the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree.

The popularity of a tree at Christmas is due in part to my great-great grandparents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. After this touching picture was published, many families wanted a Christmas tree of their own, and the custom soon spread.

In 1949, I spent Christmas in Malta as a newly-married naval wife. We have returned to that island over the years, including last month for a meeting of Commonwealth leaders; and this year I met another group of leaders: The Queen’s Young Leaders, an inspirational group, each of them a symbol of hope in their own Commonwealth communities.

Gathering round the tree gives us a chance to think about the year ahead — I am looking forward to a busy 2016, though I have been warned I may have Happy Birthday sung to me more than once or twice. It also allows us to reflect on the year that has passed, as we think of those who are far away or no longer with us. Many people say the first Christmas after losing a loved one is particularly hard. But it’s also a time to remember all that we have to be thankful for. 

It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  

One cause for thankfulness this summer was marking seventy years since the end of the Second World War. On VJ Day, we honoured the remaining veterans of that terrible conflict in the Far East, as well as remembering the thousands who never returned. The procession from Horse Guards Parade to Westminster Abbey must have been one of the slowest ever, because so many people wanted to say ‘thank you’ to them. 

At the end of that War, the people of Oslo began sending an annual gift of a Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square. It has five hundred lightbulbs and is enjoyed not just by Christians but by people of all faiths, and of none. At the very top sits a bright star, to represent the Star of Bethlehem. 

The custom of topping a tree also goes back to Prince Albert’s time. For his family’s tree, he chose an angel, helping to remind us that the focus of the Christmas story is on one particular family.  
For Joseph and Mary, the circumstances of Jesus’s birth — in a stable – were far from ideal, but worse was to come as the family was forced to flee the country. It’s no surprise that such a human story still captures our imagination and continues to inspire all of us who are Christians, the world over. 

Despite being displaced and persecuted throughout his short life, Christ’s unchanging message was not one of revenge or violence but simply that we should love one another. Although it is not an easy message to follow, we shouldn’t be discouraged; rather, it inspires us to try harder: to be thankful for the people who bring love and happiness into our own lives, and to look for ways of spreading that love to others, whenever and wherever we can. 

One of the joys of living a long life is watching one’s children, then grandchildren, then great grandchildren, help decorate the Christmas tree. And this year my family has a new member to join in the fun! 

The customary decorations have changed little in the years since that picture of Victoria and Albert’s tree first appeared, although of course electric lights have replaced the candles. 

There’s an old saying that “it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness”.

There are millions of people lighting candles of hope in our world today. Christmas is a good time to be thankful for them, and for all that brings light to our lives.

I wish you a very happy Christmas.”

Thursday 17th December

The Prince of Wales this morning attended the One Hundred and Seventy Fifth Anniversary Service at the West London Synagogue of British Jews, 33 Seymour Place, London , W1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).  From the Court Circular.

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Monday 14th December 2015

Prince Henry of Wales this morning visited Mildmay Hospital, 19 Tabernacle Gardens, E2, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular. More at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35090180.

The Princess Royal, Warden, Gordonstoun School, this evening attended a Carol Service in Crown Court Church, Russell Street, WC2, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Friday 11th December 2015

The Duke of Kent, Patron, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,  this afternoon attended the Dance Faculty Graduation ceremony at the Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, Deptford, SE8, and was received by Wing Commander Edna Partridge (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Clerk to the Greater London Lieutenancy]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 9th December 2015

The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, attended the Impact Event at the Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, E1, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Police Cadets Ceremony

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL presided over the Newham Police Cadets Awards Ceremony today.

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Thursday 3rd December 2015

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, SW1 to celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary of the rebuilding of the Church and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) and the Minister (the Reverend Angus Macleod). From the Court Circular

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Wednesday 2nd December 2015

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this afternoon visited Channing School, the Bank, Highgate, N6 and was received by Captain Peter Baker (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Haringey]. From the Court Circular.

Friday 27th November 2015 – Greater London British Empire Medal Investiture

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE presented the British Empire Medal to 30 recipients from across Greater London at a special ceremony held at the Tower of London by kind permission of the Constable of the Tower, General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, who also attended the event. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wg Cdr Mike Dudgeon OBE DL read out the citations of the worthy medalists and a number of Representative Deputy Lieutenants also attended to support the recipients from their Boroughs. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Air and Sea Cadets helped with the ceremony. Music was supplied by students from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College and a detachment from the Army Cadet Force Hounslow acted as stewards. Congratulations to all the medalists and thanks to all those that made the event so memorable. 

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Thursday 26th November 2015

The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Liveryman, the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, this afternoon visited Aske’s Hatcham College, 135 Pepys Road, SE14, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham]. From the Court Circular.

The Princess Royal, Patron, the British School of Osteopathy, this afternoon presented Graduation Certificates at Central Hall, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, SW1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 25th November 2015

The Princess Royal this afternoon visited Capel Manor College and opened the London Management Centre, Bulssmoor Lane, Enfield, and was received by Mrs Ann Cable (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Enfield]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 24th November 2015

The Prince of Wales, Patron, this afternoon attended a Celebration to mark the Second Anniversary of Step Up To Serve at Wayra UK, Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper Street, WC1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Monday 23rd November 2015 – Congratulations to the Lord-Lieutenant for being voted the most influential black Briton

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE has been named the most influential black Briton on the Powerlist 2016 – the annual list of the 100 most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage in Britain. The Lord-Lieutenant was interviewed about this honour for BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, BBC London News, The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard and The Voice. Mr Olisa will receive the award at a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum this evening.

More on the Powerlist at: http://www.powerlist.co.uk/.

Saturday 21st November 2015 – Deputy Lieutenant on BBC’s Pointless Celebrities

Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and chef, Mr Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL made a star appearance on BBC One’s Pointless Celebrities Food and Drink special. On the show Mr Todiwala spoke about one aspect of being a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London – Royal visits. Unfortunately, Mr Todiwala didn’t win, but he did get to the head-to-head round, which he should be commended for.

If you missed the show or wish to watch again, go to the BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06qrmry/pointless-celebrities-series-8-10-food-drink

Wednesday 18th November 2015

The Duke of Cambridge, President, the Royal Marsden, this morning visited the Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton, and was received by Major Christopher Goodwin (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Sutton]. From the Court Circular.

Monday 16th November 2015

Princess Alexandra this evening attended a Dinner in honour of Saint Margaret of Scotland given by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary at the Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, SW1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Saturday 14th November 2015 – BRISLA Awards 2015

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE was guest of honour and keynote speaker at the 2015 British Sri Lankan Association Community Awards held at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel.

To find out more about the Awards and the Association got to: www.brisla.org.uk

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Friday 13th November 2015

Prince Henry of Wales this evening attended the Royal Variety Performance in aid of the Royal Variety Charity at the Royal Albert Hall, SW7, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 12th November 2015 – The Queen thanks civil servants

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HM The Queen at a visit to the Home Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Queen was given an updated on some of the work carried out by the Departments and their agencies, and in a brief speech to the she thanked them for all their efforts. 

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The Queen this morning visited the Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, SW1, to mark the Tenth Anniversary of the Civil Service Awards and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) and the Home Office Permanent Secretary (Mr Mark Seawall) before meeting members of staff. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 11th November 2015 – Act of Remembrance 

Vice Lord-Lieutenant Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL attended the Department for Education’s Act of Remembrance at the invitation of The Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant gave a short speech on the importance of the ‘cadet experience’ and on diversity in the Armed Forces.

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Tuesday 10th November 2015

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, this afternoon opened the Institute’s new premises at 297 Euston Road, W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Friday 6th November 2015

Princess Alexandra this evening visited Spitalfields Crypt Trust at Christ Church, Spitalfields, Commercial Street, E1, and was received by Commander John Ludgate (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 4th November 2015

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Crossrail at Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, EC1, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 3rd November 2015 – Dudgeon’s Wharf Memorial

Vice Lord-Lieutenant Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL and Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets, Commander John Ludgate RD DL RNR, visited Millwall Fire Station to hear about London Fire Brigade operations and see the Millwall Fire Cadets in action.  While there they visited the nearby memorial to London Fire Brigade’s worst disaster since World War II, when in July 1969 five firemen were killed in an explosion at Dudgeon’s Wharf.  The Wharf had started life as a shipyard in the ownership of distant relatives of the Vice Lord-Lieutenant’s family.

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Sunday 1st November 2015 – Big challenges for Lewisham youth teams

Young people from Lewisham’s youth groups battled it out on Sunday to gain top prize in Lewisham’s 2015 YOU Challenge. (Youth Organisations in Uniform).

On a crisp autumn Sunday morning over seventy representatives and their volunteer adult leaders gathered at St Dunstan’s School sports ground for a series of challenges, tests and tasks. 

The challenges included providing First Aid at a Road Traffic Accident, bridging a ‘minefield’, drumming from scratch, blindfold tenting, together with their own ‘scene of crime’ forensics exercise. The Young Mayor’s advisory team also provided an engaging session where teams had to prepare and present a community campaign proposal.

The eight mixed teams including Army cadets, Scouts, Air cadets, St. John Ambulance, Volunteer Police Cadets, Girl Guides, Pathfinders and the Young Mayor’s team came together at the request of Representative Deputy Lieutenant Colonel Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL RGN, who heads the Lewisham’s Youth Organisations in Uniform partnership.

She said: “It’s great that young people come together like this, and what makes it really special is the way that each of the team is made up of a mixture from the different youth organizations who then elect their own team leader. I think it’s really important to give young people responsibility. We are very grateful for the support of the Headmaster of St Dunstan’s School enabling us to have the event here and to the support of the Mayor of London. We’ve had fun and laughter and lots of learning today – and the sun has shone all day on our event.” 

A special visitor to the event was HM Lord Lieutenant of Greater London Mr. Ken Olisa who was able to see and happily take part in some the activities, notably the drumming challenge offered by Lewisham Pathfinders. Both he and visitor Colonel Hugh Purcell OBE DL, Chairman of the YOU London Board expressed their thanks to the adults who had made possible this exciting example of youth groups working collaboratively.

Ken Olisa said: “It was great for Julia, my wife, and I to attend the YOU Challenge Day Lewisham on Sunday 1st November. As a former St John Ambulance Cadet I would have thoroughly enjoyed the Day and it was inspiring to see so many young people participating. Our thanks to my Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham, Col Jane Davis for inviting us. The Day is a great example of the power of the YOU partnership in London to build bridges across organisations, groups and neighbourhoods for the better. I strongly support uniformed youth organisations as I see them as a force for good in providing young people from all backgrounds with a structured, meaningful pastime.” 

With smiles all round and accompanied by Hugh Purcell, Jane Davis made the final medal award presentations to the winning Team which had gained most points from the challenges.

Youth groups in Lewisham regularly meet and work together and it is hoped to repeat the YOU Lewisham challenge next year. For information about YOU London go to www.youlondon.org

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Tuesday 27th October 2015 – The Duchess of Cambridge visits Chance UK

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at a visit to learn more about the work of Chance UK’s early intervention child mentoring programme at an event hosted by the charity at Islington Town Hall.

Find out more about Chance UK’s work at: http://www.chanceuk.com/

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Monday 26th October 2015 – Spectre premiere

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales this evening attended the Royal Film Performance of Spectre in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, Shelterbox and Save the Children, at the Royal Albert Hall, SW7, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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Thursday 22nd October 2015

The Princess Royal this evening opened the Clockmakers’ Gallery at the Science Museum, Exhibition, Road, SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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Wednesday 21st October 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Reception to mark the Anniversary of the Birth of Oscar Wilde, the Langham Hotel, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street W1, and was received by Major Christopher Goodwin (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Sutton]. From the Court Circular.

Tuesday 20th October 2015 – State Visit by the President of China

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received and was presented by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the official ceremonial arrival of the President of the Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan on Horse Guards. The Lord-Lieutenant and Mrs Olisa attended the State Banquet in the President’s honour in the evening at Buckingham Palace.

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Sunday 18th October 2015 – London Mayors’ Association Westminster Abbey Civic Service

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE attended the London Mayors’ Association annual Civic Service at Westminster Abbey along with a number of Deputy Lieutenants.

Monday 12th October 2015

The Earl of Wessex this morning visited Westbrook Primary School, Westbrook Road, Heston, Hounslow, and was received by Ms Maria Pedro (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow]. From the Court Circular.

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Thursday 8th October 2015 – YOU London pledge to #iwill Campaign

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE presented YOU London’s pledge to the #iwill Campaign to Mr Dominic Cotton, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Step Up To Serve, at the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Greater London’s (GLRFCA) Annual General Meeting. The Lord-Lieutenant is President of the GLRFCA, which is the co-ordinating body of YOU London.

YOU London is a unique partnership of 10 of the most experienced uniformed youth organisations in London, supported by the Mayor of London.

#iwill is a national campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action, working to embed it in the journey of young people and creating fresh opportunities for the participation. The campaign is being coordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve.

For more information go to: http://www.youlondon.org.uk and http://www.iwill.org.uk

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Monday 5th October 2015 – WellChild Awards 2015

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HRH Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards 2015.

The annual awards, supported by long term partner GSK, celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people along with the dedicated health professionals who go that extra mile to really make a difference to their lives.

More at: https://www.wellchild.org.uk/event/wellchild-awards-2015/ 

Prince Henry of Wales, Patron, WellChild, this evening attended a Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, this morning held a Meeting.
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Wilson’s School, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey, to mark its Four Hundredth Anniversary and was received by Major Christopher Goodwin (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Sutton]. From the Court Circular.

Monday 21st September 2015 – Duke of Cambridge visits Hammersmith Academy in support of the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham, Mrs Sandy Cahill DL received HRH The Duke of Cambridge at a visit to Hammersmith Academy in support of the Diana Award Back2School Anti-Bullying Campaign. 

The Diana Award’s nationwide Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme has been running for a number of years and has more than 16,000 ambassadors – mostly students – supporting pupils in 3,000 schools across the UK and Ireland. 

The Duke attended a number of sessions, including ones which focused on cyber-bullying and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual bullying.

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Sunday 20th September 2015 – Hammersmith & Fulham’s Civic Service of Thanksgiving

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham, Mrs Sandy Cahill DL attended the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s Civic Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, White City.

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Friday 11th September 2015

Colonel Robert Murfin (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Bromley] was present at Biggin Hill Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The Queen of Denmark and welcomed Her Majesty on behalf of The Queen. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 9th September 2015 – New photographic image of The Queen by Mary McCartney to mark the moment Her Majesty becomes the longest reigning British Monarch

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A photograph of Her Majesty The Queen by the renowned British photographer Mary McCartney has been released today to mark the moment Her Majesty becomes the longest reigning British Monarch on 9th September 2015.

The photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace in July in The Queen’s private audience room. Her Majesty is seated at her desk, with one of her official red boxes.

It is here that Her Majesty has received her Prime Ministers for their weekly audiences and other guests such as visiting Heads of State and Government, including President Obama and Chancellor Merkel.

In her constitutional role as Head of State, an essential element of Her Majesty’s work involves the red boxes that she has received almost every day of her reign, including weekends and holidays, but excluding Christmas Day.

The red box contains important papers from government ministers in the United Kingdom and her Realms and from her representatives across the Commonwealth and beyond. These documents are sent from the Private Secretary’s Office to The Queen, wherever she may be in residence, in a locked red despatch box.

While all government boxes bear the Royal cipher, only Her Majesty’s box is embossed with the words ‘The Queen’.  The Queen reads all of the papers and, where necessary, approves and signs relevant papers.

The Queen still receives documents in the boxes that were made for her upon her Coronation. These have been periodically refurbished to keep them in good condition. The company Barrow and Gale Ltd are the manufacturer of the red despatch boxes to The Queen and to Her Majesty’s Government.

Media release from Royal Communications.

Wednesday 9th September 2015 – HM The Queen becomes the UK’s longest reigning Monarch

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL celebrated  HM The Queen becoming the UK’s longest reigning Monarch by ringing his church bells in Fulham and raising a loyal toast.  The All Saints tower band played several changes of “Queens”. 

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Tuesday 8th September 2015 – VLL presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise to St Giles International

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, to a London-based English language provider, St Giles International. 

The Award was presented at a special gala dinner to mark the 60th Anniversary of the company. The photo below shows the Vice Lord-Lieutenant presenting the Award to Mark Lindsay, Managing Director.

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Saturday 5th September – Polish War Memorial Remembrance Garden opened to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE laid a wreath at the Polish War Memorial in Hillingdon to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Representatives of Hillingdon Borough Council, the Embassy of Poland in London, the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee and RAF Northolt attended the event. Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL is Chairman of the PAF Memorial Committee.

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Tuesday 1st September 2015 – Maj John Rodwell DL opened a new wing of St David’s Home, Ealing

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Maj John Rodwell DL attended the opening of a new wing at an old people’s nursing home, St David’s Home in Ealing.

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Tuesday 25th August 2015 – VLL presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Incognito

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Sustainable Development, to a London insect repellent manufacturer, Incognito. 

After catching Malaria and Dengue fever while travelling in Africa and Asia, Howard Carter (seen holding the crystal bowl of The Queen’s Award below), founded Incognito to develop and market a wide range of insect repellent products.  All incognito’s products are manufactured from sustainable products and utilise recycled and recyclable materials throughout.  All aspects of the Company and its employees’ lives foster sustainability, and moreover the Company donates 10% of its profits to charities, particularly those fighting infectious diseases, as selected by its employees.  Incognito is the only winner in Greater London this year of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the field of Sustainable Development.

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Friday 21st August 2015 – Blessing for the headstone of Private Solomon Bird

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL attended a Jewish blessing ceremony at Plashet Jewish Cemetery in East Ham for the headstone of Private Solomon Bird.

Private Bird served with the 29th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in the First Word War and lost his life on 9 June 1917, aged 19. His Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone was erected in June 2014, after the discovery and identification of his grave. The blessing ceremony was attended by two of his descendants, one of whom had travelled from America.

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Saturday 15th August 2015 – 70th VJ Day

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HM The Queen accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, TRHs The Earl & Countess of Wessex and TRHs The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester at the 70th VJ Day Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, this morning attended a Service to commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa), the Reverend Dr Samuel Wells (Vicar) and Mrs Pauline Simpson (Chaplain, Far East Prisoners of War). After the Service Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses met groups of veterans. From the Court Circular. 

August 2015 – Middlesex and NW London Army Cadet Force Visitors’ Day

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Haringey, Captain Peter Baker DL, visits the Middlesex and North West London Army Cadet Force Visitors’ Day at Wretham Camp in August 2015.  Here he is shown firing a shotgun and Thomson sub-machine gun.

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Saturday 1st August 2015 – Queen’s Award for Enterprise presented to Brompton Bicycles 

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE presented Brompton Bicycles Ltd with their Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade at the start of the 10th anniversary Brompton World Championship Final on The Mall. 

Brompton bikes have been made in London since 1975 and are made for cities, making the weekend’s Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix route the perfect backdrop to showcase this iconic British brand. The Brompton World Championship took place immediately after the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle event. 

Here the Lord-Lieutenant is shown with Will Butler-Adams OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Brompton Bicycles Ltd.

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Thursday 30th July – QAVS presented to Navjivan Vadil Kendra

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Harrow, Mr John Purnell DL presented a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Navjivan Vadil Kendra.  This organisation helps its members live an active and enjoyable life within the community.

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Tuesday 28th July 2015

Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited Integrated Neurological Services, 82 Hampton Road, Twickenham, and was received by Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). From the Court Circular.

Saturday 19th July 2015 – “Stepping Forward” presented to 2 London Boroughs

Debbie Wilkinson, GL RFCA’s Community Engagement Director, presented “Stepping Forward” to the Mayors of the London Boroughs of Haringey and Enfield. 

“Stepping Forward” documents the record of the Volunteer Military Reservists and supporting Auxiliaries from London from 1908 to the present day.  It is a comprehensive and detailed reference guide to the lineages and linkages of London’s Reserve Force units. The book includes details of all Reserve unit links with London Boroughs, historical listings of Reserve Forces Centres and the locations of memorials to the fallen.  Every London borough will be presented with one copy for the Civic Centre and a copy for each of the Borough’s libraries.  

The presentations were made during a reception at the Army Reserve Centre in Hornsey, following a special service to re-dedicate the memorial chapel to the 7th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment at the Church of St Mary with St George in Hornsey.

Debbie Wilkinson thanked Major Derrick Harwood, GL RFCA’s Archivist and Military Historian, for the time, dedication and commitment he put in to compiling the publication. Councillor Jennifer Mann, Mayor of Haringey thanked GL RFCA for the books, speaking on behalf of herself and Councillor Patricia Ekechi, Mayor of Enfield. 

“Stepping Forward” is also published as a website: www.steppingforwardlondon.org

The presentation to the Mayor of Haringey with the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough, Captain Peter Baker RD DL RNR in attendance.

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The presentation to the Mayor of Enfield with the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough, Mrs Ann Cable MBE DL in attendance.

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Thursday 16th July 2015 – The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Barking & Dagenham

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL received HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the Chadwell Heath Community Centre on their visit to Barking and Dagenham to mark the 50th anniversary of the Greater London Act, which created the 32 London Borough Councils.

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Later in the visit the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barking & Dagenham, Major Tony O’Hagan TD DL received Her Majesty and His Royal Highness at Sydney Russell School.

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today visited Barking and Dagenham to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of its creation as a London Borough.

Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, this morning officially opened Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Road, Chadwell Heath, and was received by Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Councillor Simon Bremner).

Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, afterwards opened the Kingsley Building at the Sydney Russell School, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, and was received by Major Antony O’Hagan (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) and the Headteacher (Mr Roger Leighton). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 16th July 2015 – Newham Police Cadets Passing Out Parade

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL attended a passing out parade for Newham Police Cadets.  

Here he is seen with Sergeant Rogers as they inspect the parade.

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Wednesday 15th July 2015 

The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited St Peter’s Eaton Square Church of England Primary School, Lower Belgrave Street, SW1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster]. From the Court Circular.

Monday 13th July 2015 – Honorary Doctorate for Martin Russell DL

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barnet, Mr Martin Russell DL was presented with an honorary degree from Middlesex University. Commenting on his honorary degree, he said: “My long involvement with Middlesex University through a variety of public engagements, and more recently as a lecturer, makes the award of this honorary doctorate a significant privilege, and I consider it sealing our mutual association, of which I am very proud. I shall do all in my power as the Representative Deputy Lieutenant to promote the continuing development of our splendid sear of learning at the heart of this Borough”. Middlesex University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Driscoll said: “Martin is a key figure in Barnet and represents the Borough in the Greater London Lieutenancy. He has had an esteemed career across several sectors and his contributions to Barnet continues to bring the area to the forefront of activity across London.”

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Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015 – The Mayor’s Newham Show

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber DL attended The Mayor’s Newham Show held at East Ham’s Central Park. A record 50,000 people joined in the fun – the biggest free annual event in the Borough. This year’s theme was 50 Years of Newham, as the Borough marks five decades since it was created in 1965. Displays of historic images of the borough and plans for its future  regeneration over the next few years were on show, while the annual carnival procession saw 2,000 schoolchildren from 22 of the borough’s schools showcasing their own interpretation of the anniversary. Here Mr Barber DL is presenting the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales with a copy of “Stepping Forward”. Photos taken by Andrew Baker on behalf of the London Borough of Newham.

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Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 10th anniversary of the 7 /7 London bombings

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HRH The Duke of Cambridge at the 7th July London Bombings Memorial in Hyde Park at a memorial service for the 52 people who died in the attacks 10 years ago. Families of the victims and survivors attended.

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The Duke of Cambridge this afternoon attended a Service for the survivors and families of the 7th July London bombings at the London Bombings Memorial in Hyde Park, W2, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Earlier the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL attended the memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Other members of the Lieutenancy who were involved in the incident ten years ago were also present at today’s anniversary service. HM The Queen was represented by HRH The Duke of York.

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Wednesday 1st July 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, East Molesey, and was received by Sir Ken Knight (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Richmond]. From the Court Circular.

Saturday 27th June 2015 – Armed Forces Day

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington, Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes DL attended the Islington Armed Forces Day Parade with Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE DL, who presented a copy of “Stepping Forward” to the Mayor of the Borough. Dr Goodson-Wickes also presented Deputy Lieutenant Certificates to a group of Air Cadets.

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The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Merton, Mrs Clare Whelan OBE DL attended the Merton Armed Forces Day Parade, which finished with a multi-faith service outside St Lawrence Church.

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The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Camden, Sir Ian Johnston DL showed his support for Armed Forces Day during a visit to 48F (Hampstead) Squadron, Air Training Corps (ATC).

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Friday 26th June 2015

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, the London Children’s Flower Society, this morning visited Southwold Primary School, Detmold Road, E5, and was received by Lieutenant Colonel Roderick Morriss DL (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hackney]. From the Court Circular.

Thursday 25th June – Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade awarded to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, presented a 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.   This is one of only 16 companies in the whole of Greater London to win the award this year.  All the employees contributed to the success of the company and attended a ceremony at which the crystal and scroll were presented.

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Wednesday 24th June 2015 – Reserves Day

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE visited the Headquarters of the Greater London Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, RFCA, to meet Col Hugh Purcell OBE DL, Chief Executive and his team for a briefing on the work of the Association as its new President. Whilst there he showed his support for Reserves Day as part of the celebrations for Armed Forces Day.

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Tuesday 23rd June 2015 – The Princess Royal attends the NAOPV’s 90th AGM

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington, Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes DL received HRH The Princess Royal at the National Association of Official Prison Visitors (NAOPV) 90th Annual General Meeting, which was held at Resource for London.

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The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Official Prison Visitors, this morning attended the Ninetieth Anniversary Annual General Meeting at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington]. From the Court Circular.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were received at the Airport by the Lord Chamberlain (Earl Peel), Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa) andDeputy Ambassador, German Embassy (Minister Tania von Uslar-Gleichen) on departure for their State Visit to Germany. From the Court Circular.

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The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Ceremony in St James’s Square to commemorate the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Waterloo Dispatch, followed by a Reception at the East India Club, 16 St James’s Square, SW1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

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The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Jamie’s Farm, this morning visited Oasis Farm Waterloo, Carlisle Street, SE1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular. 

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Wednesday 10th June 2015 – Jack Petchey Awards

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham, Col Jane Davis DL attended the Jack Petchey Awards with Girl Guides London South East and South West.

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Monday 8th June 2015

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the London Gardens Society visited Salieri Restaurant, 376 Strand, WC2 and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular. His Royal Highness then went on to visit Sarastro Restaurant, 126 Drury Lane, WC2 and was received by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Westminster, Dr Paul Knapman DL.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at his visit to the Richmond Adult Community College – the College’s first Royal visit.

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The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon opened new creative and performing arts facilities at Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Prince Henry of Wales, Patron, WellChild, this evening attended a Concert in aid of WellChild at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.

Thursday 4th June 2015 – WI Centenary

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE received HM The Queen for the first time at the Centenary of the Women’s Institute celebration at The Royal Albert Hall. HRH The Princess Royal and HRH The Countess of Wessex were also in attendance.

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The Queen, accompanied by The Princess Royal and The Countess of Wessex, this morning attended the Annual General Meeting of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes at the Royal Albert Hall, SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa), the Chairperson (Mrs Janice Langley) and the General Secretary (Mrs Jana Osborne). From the Court Circular.

The Princess Royal, President, Edith Cavell Centenary Appeal, this afternoon attended a Reception at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, NW1, and was received by Sir Ian Johnston (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) [Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Camden]. From the Court Circular.

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

The Princess Royal, Royal Patron, Motor Neurone Disease Association, this afternoon attended a Reception at the Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa). From the Court Circular.