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    Article Added: 31 Dec 2020

    ORDERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions. The ranks are Commander (CBE), Member (MBE), Officer (OBE) and Medallist (BEM). They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own spec ...

    Article Added: 29 Dec 2020

    Living with Covid19 (C19)…….another update (Convalescent Plasma Donation) It is now a cold damp Friday in December 2020. More C19 restrictions have been announced and enforced in my County of Hertfordshire. Vaccinations have begun but more people are contracting C19 and its new variant. Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed. I had been in contact with the Blood Transfusion team and h ...

    Article Added: 23 Sep 2020

    In August, during the heatwave, Events Committee member, Liveryman Rob Howard, organised a most enjoyable and successful lunch at the Dickens Inn, St Katharine Docks, by the Tower of London. Following its success Rob organised another one for this month at the Nicholson’s pub, Horniman at Hays, overlooking HMS Belfast. We intrepid travellers met up at noon on Thursday 17th September to solv ...

    Article Added: 20 Sep 2020

    Back in March and early April of this year, (2020),  I wrote about my experience of contracting and surviving Covid-19.  Following the three terrible weeks of the virus I then found it difficult to shake off the after effects. Four further weeks of fatigue, muscle ache and mild breathlessness gradually merged with what appears to be a full recovery. Sometime in May I was fit enough to ...

    Article Added: 16 Sep 2020

    The annual wreath laying of the Trust is normally preceded by a church service, followed by a procession to the Firefighters Memorial opposite St Paul’s Cathedral. This year, because of the pandemic, there were serious restrictions imposed on the wreath laying ceremony, which took place on Sunday 6th September. Only a few of the principal wreaths could be laid formally. All other wreaths wer ...

    Article Added: 21 Jul 2020

    A community driven fire officer has retired after a 30 year career of serving the people of Cambridgeshire. Station Commander Farsh Raoufi MBE leaves his role in Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service's (CFRS) prevention team where he was a community risk manager based in Peterborough. Farsh was also heavily involved in the Service's recruitment activity, always looking to encourage applicants fr ...