Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Ealing

Richard Kornicki Esq CBE DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2016

Appointed Representative Deputy Lieutenant in March 2016 Richard is a retired Senior Civil Servant. After an early career working with antiquarian books, he joined the Home Office where he was responsible at different times for civil emergencies, police reform, counter-terrorism, and setting up the Serious Organised Crime Agency. He also served on secondment in the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health. His final post in the Home Office was as Director of Serious Crime.

Living in West London, he is Chairman of the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee, Secretary to the Friends of No. 11 Group Operations Rooms (the Battle of Britain Bunker), Trustee of the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Chairman of the Thomas More Legal Centre, and Hon. President 342 (Ealing and Brentford) Squadron ATC.

Ealing BoroughsHe was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000, and in 2011 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic. In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and is currently reviewing the operation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in Greater London.

Further information about the London Borough of Ealing can be found at http://www.ealing.gov.uk/site/


Richard Kornicki CBE Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing learns about the work of the charity supporting St. Ann’s School in Hanwell – 8 February 2024

(taken from Ealing.TODAY.co.uk website)

Richard Kornicki learned about the work of the recently formed charity which supports the work of the secondary school which caters for pupils with special educational needs when reading an article about a fundraising carol concert it held this December in the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.

This prompted him to get in touch to arrange a visit which took place this Monday (5 February). During his visit he said he was highly impressed by the students’ level of engagement and the supportive nature of the staff. Afterwards he told the Trustees he would be offering his patronage to the Charity.

The Greater London Lieutenancy supports the Monarch and the Royal Family in across the capital with the aim of enhance Londoners’ sense of belonging and increasing social inclusion.

Because of London, the non-statutory title and office of Representative Deputy Lieutenant (DL) was created in 1951 by Viscount Alanbrooke. The Lord-Lieutenant selects one of his DLs to represent him in each of the 32 London Boroughs (but not the City). Their main function is to represent the Lieutenancy and occasionally the Lord-Lieutenant at civic and other official functions within their boroughs, and also to promote its voluntary, charitable and youth activities.

St Ann’s School is a school focusing on children with special educational needs. The school caters to 110 secondary students.

Left to right. Kathleen Hau - Trustee,Timothy Holdsworth - Head Teacher, Richard Kornicki, Troy Huang - Trustee

Left to right. Kathleen Hau – Trustee, Timothy Holdsworth – Head Teacher, Richard Kornicki, Troy Huang – Trustee. Photo:  Ealing.TODAY.co.uk


Richard Kornicki meets one of the school's pupils during his visit

Richard Kornicki meets one of the school’s pupils during his visit


A Visit to the Ealing Wildlife Group, at the Paradise Fields reserve – January 2024

Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Kornicki, is pictured with Dr Sean McCormack, founder of the Ealing Wildlife Group, at the Paradise Fields reserve where beavers have now been re-introduced. The Wildlife Group is Ealing’s a recent winner of the King’s Award for Voluntary Service and was presented to His Majesty on His recent visit to Ealing.


Visit of HM The King to Ealing Christmas Market, 7th December 2023

HM The King visited Ealing Broadway Christmas Market in December, where he was received by Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Kornicki.

His Majesty toured the Christmas Market and met local business owners and spoke to recipients of The King’s Award for Voluntary Service.   For the eighth year running, the Christmas Market has returned to the town square, offering a host of handmade gifts, crafts, and decorations. A dedicated Community Hut at the market also welcomed 15 local charities and community groups.

HM The King and Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Kornicki CBE DL

 


Civil Mass at St Benedict’s Abbey in Ealing – 2 July 2023

After the Civic Mass at St Benedict’s Abbey Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Kornicki, had the pleasure to meet one of the Abbey’s parishioner who is from Tonga.   Mr Kornicki was informed that in Tonga it is mandatory  to wear a plaited straw girdle when meeting members of (their) royal family and so the lady felt obliged to wear it when meeting the King’s representative in Ealing.  Richard Kornicki was truly honoured.


Celebrating Armed Forces Day in Ealing – 24 June 2023

Ealing Council raised the flag on Saturday, 24 June to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2023.  The Deputy Lieutenant (Richard Kornicki) attended the event and presented DL certificates.


Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Polish Saturday School in Hanwell – Saturday 20th May 2023

The Polish Saturday School in Hanwell celebrated its 10th anniversary.  The event was well attended with the Mayor (Councillor Mohinder Midha) and Deputy Lieutenant (Richard Kornicki) cutting the ribbon to kick off the event.


The Big Help Out – Monday 8th May 2023

To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of people lent a hand in their communities to see how rewarding volunteering can be. The photo below shows the Mayor, Leader of Council and the Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing helping out at a foodbank on 8 May.

The Mayor (Councillor Mohinder Midha), Deputy Lieutenant (Richard Kornicki) and Leader of the Council (Councillor Peter Mason)


Ealing Street Party to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

On Sunday 7 May 2023, the nation held street parties to celebrate the Coronation of HM King Charles III.   The Borough of Ealing joined in the fun and held a number of street parties.  The photos below show just one of these attended by the Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Richard Kornicki.  A good time was had by all!

Richard Kornicki (Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing) awarding a prize to the lucky winner of the Coronation Street Party Bake-off


Proclamation Reading – Sunday 11 September 2022

On Sunday 11 September at 2pm, the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohinder Midha read the formal Proclamation of Accession of His Majesty, King Charles III in front of watching crowds outside Ealing Town Hall.  The Mayor was joined on the steps of Ealing Town Hall by the Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Kornicki CBE, Leader of the Council Peter Mason, current and past councillors, MPs, representatives of the police and fire brigade, senior council staff and local residents.

Photo credit: LB Ealing

The Queen’s Jubilee Street Party in Southall

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL, attended  a Jubilee Street Party in Southall. The organiser, Mr Jags Sanghera,  arranged the group picture as a way of sending Her Majesty Southall’s warmest good wishes and congratulations on her Platinum Jubilee. The Mayor, the Leader of the Council and the MP were also in attendance.

 

 

 

Ealing Beacon Lighting

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL,  attended the Ealing Beacon lighting thanking the police for their support @MPSSpecials as part of  The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

 

 

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL,  Presenting Awards to the St Benedict’s Combined Cadet Force in Ealing

 

 

 

Sunday Liturgy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL,  attended the Sunday Liturgy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church at the Cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord in Ealing and said a few words of support to the congregation afterwards.

Fr Eugenio Malaspina (holding cross) and Fr Ihor

 

Remembrance Day

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL,  attended a Remembrance Day Service.

Ealing Volunteer Police Cadets

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL,  presented DL Certificates and Awards to Ealing Volunteer Police Cadets.

The Mael Gael in Southall

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL, attended an event on the 23rd July to recognise the pandemic contribution of volunteers at Mael Gael in Southall.

     

Meeting with Local Police Officers

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL, met with a group of Police Officers from the Borough who were involved in the policing of the virgil held for Sarah Everard, which turned violent.  Mr Kornciki offered his support and heard about their experiences directly.  It was also an opportunity to hear how they had found policing during the Covid pandemic.

The Princess Royal visits Gosha London Limited.

Meeting with Local Police Officers

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL, met with a group of Police Officers from the Borough who were involved in the policing of the virgil held for Sarah Everard, which turned violent.  Mr Kornciki offered his support and heard about their experiences directly.  It was also an opportunity to hear how they had found policing during the Covid pandemic.

The Princess Royal visits Gosha London Limited.

The Princess Royal, President, UK Fashion and Textile Association Limited, visited Gosha London Limited, 52 Park Royal Business Centre, 9-17 Park Royal Road, London NW10, and was received by Mr. Richard Kornicki (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

The Duke of Kent’s visit to Horsenden Hill Farm, Ealing, on 19 July 2018

The Vaisakhi Day Celebrations

Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Richard Kornicki Esq was in attendance at the Vaisakhi Day Celebrations at the Khalsa Voluntary Aided Primary School in Southall where Richard also opened the new play-ground with a megaphone and led them all in three cheers for HM’s birthday.

Awards Ceremony for Gurkha Veterans

On 6 December the Representative Deputy Lieutenant attended the distribution of medals to Gurkha veterans by the Defence Attaché of Malaysian High Commission. The medals were awarded for service during the Communist uprising of the early 1950s. Although the veterans receiving the medals were now elderly, it was remarkable how the years vanished as they came smartly to attention and saluted the Defence Attaché.

Ealing Volunteer Police Cadets Passing Out Ceremony on 31 Jan.

 

opening of the new “Mini Pavilion” at the Trailfinders sports ground

On 17th December the Rep DL formally opened the new “Mini Pavilion” at the Trailfinders sports ground in Ealing. The entire sports ground, grand-stand, pitches and Championship rugby team are the remarkable product of the Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity; activities range from the only Ealing sports club to play at a national level to welcoming several thousand children for half-term rugby coaching sessions, as well as making the facilities widely available to local groups such as the Ealing Volunteer Police Cadets.

Ealing Remembrance Day Wreath Laying

Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Richard Kornicki Esq CBE DL took part in the Remembrance Day parade.

Ealing Armed Forces Day

Reserves from 562 Transport Squadron, 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, celebrated Armed Forces Day by exercising their Freedom of the Borough of Ealing on Saturday. They were joined by veterans and Cadets as they paraded from Ealing Town Hall.

View more photos here: http://www.glrfca.org/galleries/album/112

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