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    Article Added: 23 May 2018

    Courtesy of the Lightmongers Company the Mistress Firefighter Lesley Mansfield recently had the somewhat unnerving experience of having lunch with Queen Elizabeth 1st. Gloriana spoke about her reign and many of the characters she knew such as Shakespeare, Drake and Raleigh. Afterwards she even posed for portraits which, she remarked, happened much faster now than anything Hans Holbein ever managed ...

    The Lightmongers Company

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    Article Added: 16 May 2018

    On Sunday 13th May the Master laid a wreath on behalf of the Company at the annual Memorial Day service at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire. This event is organised by the Firefighters Memorial Trust at the Fire and Rescue Service Monument within the Fire Service Garden. About 300 people were present at this moving service, with the majority of brigades represented, alongside representat ...

    Memorial Day Service at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire

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    Article Added: 14 May 2018

    The Firefighters enjoyed a splendid visit to the Heathrow Airport Fire and Rescue Service recently. Our visit started with a tour of the multi-agency airport control centre at Compass House then moved to the airside Central Fire Station. Here Gary Barthram, Senior Airport Fire Manager, gave a talk on the work of the Service, then we had the rare privilege of ascending the Control Tower for a pan ...

    WCoFF LHR Visit

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    Article Added: 30 Apr 2018

    Amongst the City events our Master has attended recently he notes an invitation from the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals to a lecture commemorating the formation of the Royal Air Force 100 years ago. The lecture was given by Sebastian Cox who is the Chief Historian at the RAF. The Master reports that the lecture was slightly away from the norm in that he focused on the political fi ...

    100 years of the RAF

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    Article Added: 20 Apr 2018

    On April 13thLiveryman Andy Phillips organised a splendid visit to the Wallace Collection. This museum houses an eclectic collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15thto 19thCenturies. Located in a substantial town house in Manchester Square, for many in our party the address was familiar as the name taken by the former Manchester Square Fire Station, one of London’s most historic f ...

    Visit The Wallace Collection

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    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    The Master and Mistress were privileged to attend the banquet for the incoming Lord Mayor at the Guildhall on Monday 13th November which was attended by the Prime Minister. Sadly The Master was not called upon to make a speech after the Incoming Lord Mayor , The outgoing Lord Mayor , The Prime Minister , The Lord Chancellor and The Archbishop of Canterbury had all had their say ,but as everyone wa ...

    The Masters Diary

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