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the East Riding of Yorkshire

VE Day 75

Jim Dick, OBE - HM Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire

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Due to the current situation we find ourselves in, traditional church services and other events to mark this important occasion had to be cancelled due to lockdown.

VE Day is such a big part of our history and culture and not to commemorate its 75th anniversary would be to let down the veterans and everyone else who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

So, together with the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mr. Andrew Horncastle, MBE, and the Bishop of Hull, The Right Reverend Alison White, we will take part in a virtual ceremony to pay tribute to all who served and scarified so much during World War ll.

Everyone participating in the ceremony has done so from their own home, using video conferencing technology or mobile phones, ensuring they conform to the government's advice around the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, the production quality of the 15-minute video is not outstanding, but the team behind it hope it goes some way to capturing the emotions of the day.

I hope everyone keeps safe and well during these uncertain times.

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VE Day is such a big part of our history and culture and not to commemorate its 75th anniversary would be to let down the veterans and everyone else who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Lieutenancy Area

The Lord-Lieutenant, for ceremonial purposes, covers both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull and is supported in the role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants.

In England and Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints a Lord-Lieutenant for each county as Her Majesty’s personal representative within their area.

The Lord-Lieutenant holds office until they attain the age of 75 years.

There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants covering all areas of the United Kingdom, from Shetland to Cornwall and County Tyrone to South Glamorgan.

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Hull and the East Riding

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Your Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes, comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.

The ancient office of Lord-Lieutenant, whose roots can be traced to Tudor times, is bestowed by The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

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How the Lieutenancy Can Help You


The ways in which the Lieutenancy can help you or your organisation, or be of service to the community:

  • Accepting suggestions for the attendance at Royal Garden Parties of individuals deserving recognition.
  • Arranging for the Lieutenancy to visit your organisation as a means to acknowledge the work being done.
  • Following a visit by the Lieutenancy, suggesting how the organisation might be included in the programme of a visiting member of the Royal Family to the County.
  • Advising on procedures and nominations for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
  • Giving advice on how any member of the public can make a nomination for a national honour; offering advice on the completion of the forms and supporting the honours nomination when referred back to the Lord-Lieutenant for comment.
  • Celebrating and encouraging volunteering, community service and the work of youth organisations.
  • Helping to promote your organisation, where appropriate, in media releases or speeches to assist with profile, recognition and fundraising.
  • Where deemed appropriate, and most likely in connection with a Lieutenancy visit, generating media coverage of an organisation's work.

Find out more about the options below:

Royal Visits

A Royal Visit is a very special occasion and can celebrate the achievements of local charities, business and communities. The Lieutenancy can offer advice on invitations to the Royal Family, and is responsible for the overall planning of a visit to the area. Find Out More

Royal Garden Parties

Every summer, The Queen hosts Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace as a way of rewarding and recognising public service. The Lieutenancy nominates individuals to attend, drawn from all walks of life within the Lieutenancy area. Find Out More

Royal Telegrams

Since its initiation in 1917, the Sovereign sends congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries. Receiving a congratulatory card from The Queen to mark a significant birthday adds to the special celebrations. Find Out More

Lieutenancy Visits

The East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy are keen to support the many charities, voluntary groups and business by attending events, including voluntary and charity initiatives, award ceremonies and community functions of local significance. Find Out More

Invitations, Protocol and Etiquette

Invitations

If you wish to invite the Lieutenancy to visit your organisation, please read on to find out more... Find Out More

Protocol and Etiquette

Information about the protocol and etiquette requirements during a Lieutenancy visit to your organisation Find Out More

Honours and Awards

Information about UK National Honours - The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, The Elizabeth Cross, and the process of downloading resources and forms for nominating people for awards, and iformation on how to nominate someone for a New Year or birthday honour.

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