Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Barnet
MHC Russell Esq DL FCT
Appointed : 2006
Martin Russell provides education in the ways of wholesale financial markets to a range of institutions and firms in London and beyond. He became a banker and later a corporate treasurer, and has served with the Regular, Reserve and Cadet Forces. A family man, each of his sons is an officer in the Regular Army, and his daughter a Reservist.
Further information about the London Borough of Barnet can be found at http://www.barnet.gov.uk .
Centenary of St Michael and All Angels
The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet attended a service on 24 June 21 attended by the bishop of London, to mark the centenary of St Michael and All Angels, Flower Lane Mill Hill, NW7.
the Investiture of Mr Richard Pollins BEM
The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet presented Mr Richard Pollins with his British Empire Medal at a private ceremony in his garden on the 9th July. Mr Pollins was awarded the BEM in the 2020 Birthday Honours list for Services to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
SERVICE AT DUTCH WAR GRAVES
A ceremony took place at the Dutch War Cemetery in Mill Hill on Wednesday 14 July 2021, to emulate the ceremony in Holland where Dutch schoolchildren lay flowers on Allied graves each year. In attendance on behalf of the Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet was John Purnell GM QPM DL, and the Dutch Naval and Military Attache, Capt (RNLN) Gerrit Nijenhuis.
Jewish Care Rosetrees 20th Anniversary
The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet attended the Jewish Care’s Rosetrees home to mark the twentieth anniversary of the opening by HRH The Prince of Wales.
550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet
The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet attended a brief service for the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet on the 14th April. The service commenced with a Silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Rev Dr Martin Wellings Welcome Service
At the welcome service for the new Methodist Superintendent Rev Dr Martin Wellings, his wife and Rev Dr Jongikaya Zilhe, one of the Chairs of the London District of the Methodist Church Sunday 30 August 2020
Armed Forces Day 2020
Barnet was due to mark the occasion with a ceremony held at the RAF Museum, Hendon, but the current situation led to the event being cancelled.
Although this year’s ceremony was cancelled, Armed Forces Day flags have been raised above Hendon Town Hall by the Mayor, and outside council offices at Barnet House by Deputy Lieutenant Martin Russell.
Representatives from the Greater London Lieutenancy attended Son et Lumiere production at Monken Hadley Church which celebrated the 525th anniversary of the church’s restoration and which takes its inspiration from the history of Barnet.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London presented a Barnet resident with their British Empire Medal. Rachel Levy is a Holocaust survivor who lives in Jewish Care accommodation in Golders Green and has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Holocaust education.
Service to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Action in Moguang, Burma
Service to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the action in Moguang, Burma, in which Captain Michael Allmand and Cpl Tulbahadur Pun, both 3/6 Gurkha Rifles, won the Victoria Cross, and in which Allmand lost his life.
Allmand worshipped in the church, of St Edward the Confessor, Golders Green where he is commemorated in the East window, beneath which family members are supported by local Gurkhas and other members of the Regimental Association.
19th Hendon Scout Group AGM
20 June 2019
Representative Deputy Lieutenant and Patron, with Deputy Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Lachyya Gurung, presenting awards.
75th Anniversary of D-Day in Barnet
6th June 2019
The Mayor of Barnet, assisted by the Deputy Mayor, raise the Armed Forces Flag to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Presentation of the Queen’s Award for Endeavour to Eskenzi PR
The ACF Awards Evening
On the 18th of March 2019 Martin attended the Middlesex and North West London ACF Awards evening. Martin pictured with Cllr Lisa Rutter, former Mayor of Barnet, and Lt Col Angela Richardson, Deputy Commandant and also Mayor’s Officer.
Visit to the RAF Museum
On the 14th of March 2019 Martin Russell took a visit to the RAF Museum to try out the virtual reality experience on the Dambusters Raid.
Martin with the Barnet Borough Archivist, Hugh Petrie outside the office of Barnes Wallis.
RAF Museum, Hendon; Friday 8 February 2019
Martin Russell was pleased to be invited to attend the farewell party for Rebecca Dalley, who after 12 years of sterling service, leaves on appointment as Chief Executive of the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire.
While at Hendon, she developed community relations, particularly with the nearby Grahame Park estate, and later was closely involved in the Museum’s redevelopment plans to coincide with the centenary of RAF, hence this fine cake.
Martin as Father Christmas
Martin Russell, Patron, as Father Christmas at HomeStart Barnet, Brent & Harrow Christmas Party.
Real Tennis Middlesex University
Boer War memorial
On 11th July 2018 at Christ Church, Chipping Barnet, Martin Russell attended Boer War memorial.
It was not only the Great War dead who are commemorated. Here, they remembered locals who died in the Boer War.
Martin Presents a Jack Petchey Award to Sara Peacock
Congratulations to Sara Peacock who was awarded a Jack Petchey Award for achievement in Scouting. Sara helps every week with the 20th Finchley (Jewish) beaver scout pack for boys. She comes straight from her school (Hasmonean) to beavers each week – and has tirelessly volunteered – running programmes for the children. Pictured below is Sara with the Queen’s representative for Barnet – Martin Russell Esq DL FCT who presented the award. The beavers is part of a larger scout group which runs activities each week for about 40 children a week. She is following in the footsteps of her parents who also both volunteer for the group.