The Antrim Lieutenancy had another busy Remembrance period. The Lieutenancy was represented at events all over County Antrim.
The Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, had the great honour of laying wreaths, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, for the first time, in Ballymena in the morning and in Antrim in the afternoon. He was accompanied by his Lord-Lieutenant Cadet, Cadet Sergeant Catherine Hill, Air Training Corps, and the High Sheriff of County Antrim, Mr Ronnie Hassard.
The new Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Miranda Gordon, DL, had the honour of laying a wreath on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim in Carrickfergus.
Deputy Lieutenants (DLs) attended a further eleven events and also had the honour of laying wreaths on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant in the following locations:
Ballycastle - Colonel Neil Salisbury, OBE, DL
Ballyclare - Danny Kinahan, DL
Ballymoney - Major John Pinkerton, TD, DL
Bushmills - Dr Peter Fitzgerald, CBE, DL
Carnmoney & Glengormley - Mrs Julia Shirley, DL
Larne - Mr Liam Kelly, JP, DL
Lisburn - Mr Eric Rainey, CVO, MBE, DL
Portrush - Dr Stephen Bailie, TD, DL
Whiteabbey - Dr Norman Walker, OBE, TD, JP, DL
Whitehead - Colonel Stewart Douglas, OBE, DL
Rathlin Island - Colonel Neil Salisbury, OBE, DL (Sunday 17th November 2019)
The Lieutenancy extends their warmest thanks to all of the local branches of the Royal British Legion that were involved.
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