APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY LIEUTENANT

APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY LIEUTENANT

Lady Haughey CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, was pleased to present Colonel Ted Shields MBE with his Deputy Lieutenant’s Commission at the Civic Centre in Motherwell on Friday 6 May.

 

Colonel Shields spent 36 years in the Regular Army and is now the Chief Executive of the Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, a Government agency that supports and enables some 2,500 Reservists and 4,000 Cadets across the Lowlands of Scotland, many of whom are based in Lanarkshire. He also continues to serve in the Army Reserve. Colonel Shields served on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also enjoyed tours of duty in Hong Kong, Canada, Cyprus, South Africa and Jordan. He and his family have had their home in Clydesdale for 20 years.

 

Colonel Shields said, ‘It is a great honour to have been appointed to this role by Lady Haughey. I am really looking forward to assisting the Lord-Lieutenant and the Lieutenancy more generally in their duties, especially in this landmark year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.’

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Commemorative Blue Plaque unveiled for Lanarkshire war hero

Commemorative Blue Plaque unveiled for Lanarkshire war hero

On Saturday 7th May 2022, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to attend a special ceremony to honour WWII Royal Navy Submariner and Victoria Cross recipient Lieutenant Donald Cameron. Born in Carluke, Lieutenant Donald Cameron received the Victoria Cross medal for outstanding bravery during World War II. Continue reading →

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HRH PRINCESS ROYAL VISIT TO SPRINGBANK PARK , EAST KILBRIDE

HRH Princess Royal visited the  Gypsy and Traveller  Site at Springbank Park , East Kilbride on Friday 11th March 2022.

Princess Anne was received  by Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Gavin Whitefield CBE and  introduced to South  Lanarkshire Council Provost Ian McAllan , local MP Dr Lisa Cameron , Council Chief Executive Cleland Sneddon  and Housing Director , Daniel Low . Area Housing Manager Sharon Egan along with the Travelling Site Officer John Irvine then took the Princess on a walking tour of the site  during which she was introduced to  the contractors and project team involved in the award winning  recent improvement works at the development .

HRH visited an amenity unit and the chalet of the longest staying resident and talked to a number of residents who spoke about their pride in the development and their positive engagement with the local community . Before leaving the Princess Royal was presented with a posy of flowers by the youngest resident on the site .

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Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Plants Final Tree at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Wood at Dechmont

Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Plants Final Tree at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Wood at Dechmont

On 31 March 2022, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Lady Haughey CBE, planted the final tree and unveiled a commemorative plaque at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Wood. Guests from across Lanarkshire witnessed the planting, including Deputy Lieutenants of Lanarkshire, members of the Armed Forces, Cadet representatives, and partnering organisations. Continue reading →

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ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION AIRDRIE AND COATBRIDGE BRANCH

ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION AIRDRIE AND COATBRIDGE BRANCH

 Deputy Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Roberts attended the Royal Air Force Association ( RAFA)  Airdrie & Coatbridge Branch event on 22nd March 2022 to present a gift – on behalf of the Branch – to Vincent Grant who has been a member of the Association for a good many years including acting as Chairman for over 40 of them.  Many congratulations to Vincent on this very well deserved  recognition which came as a complete surprise to him .
Vincent Grant is pictured with Deputy Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Roberts (left) and Rt Hon Sir Tom Clarke CBE KSG JP (right).

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