Antrim & Newtonabbey Borough Council hosted a special reception to launch the Council’s VE Day 75 commemorations, a special Veterans’ Recognition reception was held at the Museum, at The Mill at Mossley Mill, on Thursday 7 November.
Watched on by their families, elected members, Military and Royal British Legion representatives, seven World War Two Veterans from the Borough, were each presented with a specially commissioned Poppy of Remembrance as a token of the Council’s thanks for their contribution in achieving Victory in Europe and restoring peace across many countries.
Images from Antrim & Newtonabbey Borough Council. For further information please see the Council website.
The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Island Centre, Lisburn, hosted by the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion, on Friday 8 November, and delivered a speech.
HRH The Earl of Wessex had two engagements in County Antrim on Thursday 10th October and he was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell.
As Royal Colonel, he visited 2nd Battalion The Rifles at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn and afterwards, as a Trustee The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Belfast Activity Centre, the Stable Yard, Barnett Demense.
The hard work, dedication and passion of a group of local volunteers for keeping their town blooming and beautiful all-year-round has been rewarded with the highest form of civic recognition.
Monkstown Boxing Club was presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for voluntary groups, by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the County of Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, at a presentation ceremony on Friday 16 August. For further details: Click Here
(Images: Antrim & Newtonabbey Council)
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, County Antrim hosted the 148th Open Championship in July 2019. It was the first time The Open had returned to County Antrim and Northern Ireland since 1951.
HRH the Duke of York attended the Championship as past Captain of the R&A and was greeted by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, which was his first Royal Visit since taking over as Lord-Lieutenant from Mrs Joan Christie, CVO, OBE.
The title of the Champion Golfer of the Year for 2019 was appropriately won by Irishman Shane Lowry.
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