The Passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh
On behalf of the Master, Wardens, Clerk and members of the Emergency Strategic Coordination Board to all Members.
Many of you may well already know that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle aged 99 years. Not only as a beloved husband, Consort and an extraordinary servant who dedicated his life to the Queen ,Country and Commonwealth for over 70 years and leaves a legacy of immense magnitude for which many around the world will remain deeply indebted.
I am sure all Members of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters, their families and friends express deepest sympathy and condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and her whole family at this sad and very difficult time as we all mourn his loss. Our thoughts and prayers go with them all.
Upper Warden and Chair of the Emergency Strategic Coordination Board
The Worshipful Company of Firefighters Charitable Trust
Closely associated with, but operating as a separate entity from the Worshipful Company of Firefighters, the Charitable Trust is a registered charity (number 1182241) with ten Trustees who are responsible for all aspects of its operation and are all members of the Worshipful Company.
The Charitable Trust realises that the world of the Fire Industry and the Fire and Rescue Service, like many sectors, is changing at a considerable pace and we will shortly be looking at the current core charities to see if these reflect the changing environment. We will also consider what else we can do in the youth and young persons sector. This draws on one of “Aims and Objectives” of the Company and the Charitable Trust in providing opportunities to promote responsible and good citizenship for future generations.READ MORE...