The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, is delighted to announce the appointment of his two new Lord-Lieutenants Cadets for 2022-23:
The Lord-Lieutenant and Antrim Lieutenancy congratulate Rhys and Adam on their appointment and wish them every success for the year ahead.
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This morning the Northern Irish Association of Lord-Lieutenants meet at Hillsborough Castle. The meeting was Chaired by Mr Robert Scott, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of County Tyrone.
In the afternoon the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, took part in the Lord-Lieutenants' Certificates presentation in The Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. The presentation was organised by RFCA NI and included the presentation of certificates to the new Lord-Lieutenant Cadets and to those members of the reserves who were recognised for their outstanding meritorious services.
The Lord-Lieutenant, as Honorary Colonel of 1st (NI) Bn ACF stood for a picture with those representatives and award winners from 1st Bn.
Today the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Miranda Gordon, DL, attended the launch of the Duke of Edinburgh's Legacy Bursary Scheme, in memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
The scheme has been launched by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and it is now open for applications, to find out more please click here.
Today the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, in his capacity of Honorary Colonel of 1st (NI) Bn ACF, joined Cullybackey (C Company) as they visited the Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor William McCaughey, in the Parlour at the Braid, Ballymena. The visit was arranged by the Council to say thank you to the Company for all they have done to assist their local community.
Today the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, presented an OBE and 10 BEMs to County Antrim recipients in an Investiture in the Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle, Royal Hillsborough.
Many congratulations to all of the worthy recipients of National Honours.
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The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, today attended a parade and Service of Dedication for the UDR, in the Ulster Defence Regiment Memorial Gardens in Larne, which included the unveiling of a new memorial to the UDR.
The Ulster Defence Regiment merged with the Royal Irish Rangers in 1992 to create the Royal Irish Regiment. The UDR was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), by Her Majesty The Queen, in 2006 in recognition of their contribution during the Troubles.
The Lord-Lieutenant was joined by his Lord-Lieutenant Cadet, Cadet Company Sergeant Major Ciara McKay of 1st (NI) Bn ACF.
Today the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, KStJ, in his capacity as Knight Commander of the Commandery of Ards, Order of St John, chaired a Commandery of Ards Chapter meeting in the Throne Room at Hillsborourgh Castle, Royal Hillsborough.
Following the Chapter Meeting, the Knight Commander then held a Commandery Investiture in the Throne Room, which recognised the service of the St John Ambulance NI volunteers and included the presentation of bars for Long Service Medals.
In a special presentation, the Knight Commander presented four Service Medals in Gold, recognising over 60 years of service to the Order of St John. They were:
Many congratulation to all the postulants and award recipients.
The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, Honorary Colonel of 1st (NI) Bn ACF, today visited the Battalion at Magilligan where they were taking part in the Tripolio Cup, a military skills competition. The Lord-Lieutenant commented how much he enjoyed meeting the impressive cadets and how great it was to finally be able to get out and visit the cadets, after all the disruption caused by COVID-19.
Pictured with D Company and Colonel Adrian Donaldson, MBE, OStJ, VR, DL, Commandant of 1st (NI) Bn ACF.
The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, KStJ, Knight Commander of the Commandery of Ards, today attended the Priory of England & the Islands Chapter Meeting & Investiture at St John's Gate, in London. The Commandery of Ards oversees the charitable work of the Order of St John in Northern Ireland.
The Day started with prayers in the historic Crypt, beneath the Priory Church. The Crypt dates back to Norman times.
The Lord-Lieutenant then attended the Chapter Meeting in the Chapter Hall, St John's Gate. The Lord-Lieutenant was attending in his capacity as Knight Commander of one of the Commanderies, that falls under the guidance of the Priory of England and the Islands.
After lunch, the Priory had an Investiture in the Priory Church. The Priory investitures form one of the ceremonial highlights of the year. The Lord-Lieutenant processed into the Priory Church in full Order robes (see third picture), behind the banner of the Commandery of Ards.
The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, today presented a MBE to Rev. Dr Samuel Grant for services to the community in Carrickfergus. The Lord-Lieutenant visited Samuel in his care home.
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