The role of The Cadet movement in the Lieutenancy
Each year several young people are appointed to serve as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets. They are drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force. These cadets are amongst the best in their respective organisations, having completed most of their training syllabus.
When on duty, Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets wear a distinctive sash with the badge of their appointment, to denote their role. They are kept quite busy assisting the Lord-Lieutenant as required – often on parade for Royal visits and at both major civic and military occasions. They are great ambassadors for the Cadets and young people across Northern Ireland.
At a garden party at Castlecoole, Cadet Sergeant Alicia Campbell 1st Bn ACF Londonderry County (to the Lord Lieutenant's right) stands down and the role is taken up by Cadet Sergeant Ethan Wilson (first on the left).
They take on these duties often in their final years at school and Mrs Alison Millar, Lord Lieuenant for County Londonderry, is full of praise for their commitment.
Queen's Birthday Honours for the County Londonderry 2019
MBE- Mark Philip Horton of Coleraine for long years of rivers conservation work including CEO of Ballinderry Rivers Trust and as Director of the all Ireland Rivers Trust
.MBE- John Chapman of Magherafelt who has worked tirelessly for young people with Severe learning difficulties
.MBE- Antony Joseph Convery of Moneymore , a most successful businessman who started the CDE group, now a global company, specialising in wet processing plants for the aggregate and waste industries.
.MBE-Dr. Adrian Brendan Johnston of Curryfree , Londonderry who has worked for many years within the local and wider community to build Peace
.BEM- William Robert Caskey of Magherafelt , a watch commander in Magherafelt Firestation who has not just done his job well but has been very active in community work .
. BEM-James Thomas Laverty of Ardmore who has given years of service to swimming in Ireland and in coaching the para Olympian swimmers most successfully .
. BEM- Andrew McClarty of Garvagh who has fund raised for decades for many medical charities,including Macmillan,using his skills as a farmer and horticulturist.
.BEM- Robert Alastair McFarland of Eglinton who is currently Head of Technology of Limavady High , a school with enviable success with pupils of all levels
. BEM - George Clarke McLaughlin , a fireman who , much like Mr. Caskey , has given much beyond his duty as a fireman but also within his commmunity.
The Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry, Mrs Alison Millar, gives her warmest congratulations to all recipients
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RECENT ROYAL VISITS TO COUNTY LONDONDERRY
The Lord -Lieutenant says goodbye to Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, after Her Royal Highness officially opened the newly extended Library in Coleraine on the 7th February 2019. Also pictured is Cadet Sergeant Alicia Campbell , Cadet to the Lord- Lieutenant , who was carrying out her last duty of her Lieutenancy’s Cadet Year
In November the Princess Royal viewed the World War One Memorial Wood at Brackfield with its poetry path and extensive plantings and as Patron of the Woodland Trust who own and manage the wood.
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100th BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS
Miss Peggy Montgomery celebrates her 100th Birthday with family and friends at Rush Hall Care Home. Presenting a card from Her Majesty the Queen is Helen MarkDL.
It was special also special for Helen as she heard about Peggy's father, Hugh, who was the land steward at her husband's grandfather farm Carse Hall. He was Senator John Drennan and there were many stories told, not least about Senator Drennan's famous Clydesdale Horses that he worked with on the land.
Mrs Frances Greer had her family with her to celebrate her 100th Birthday. Frances was born in Dublin on 6th May 1919 and it's where she worked in Lennon's Sweet Factory. She met her husband Alexander and they got married on 24/6/1946. They settled in the Newtownabbey area and went on to have a family of 5 children.
Her son Tony said his mum was a very sociable lady, enjoyed knitting and walking. But most of all she is very family minded and loves the company of her family around her. Frances is now living in Magherafelt Manor Care Home where she appears to be very content. DL's Lorraine Young and David Cunningham presented Mrs Greer with her card from the Palace.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
PRESENTATION OF QAVS to ASSISTANCE DOGS NI and CAUSEWAY COAST VINEYARD
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