SSAFA Fun Day, Kilmarnock - July 2016

The Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Duncan recently attended a major fundraising event in Kilmarnock in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity which works closely with veterans to identify the support that they require. The Lord Lieutenant is also President of the Ayrshire Branch of SSAFA and is actively involved in the work of the Branch.

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The Queen at Ninety - Arran group at the Patron's Lunch, The Mall, London.

On Sunday June 12th 2016, The Mall in St James’s Park was transformed for its largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

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Armed Forces Day, Girvan, June 2016

The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Col. John Dalrymple Hamilton, recently took part in a service at the War Memorial in Girvan as part of the celebrations for Armed Forces Day.

The service was led by the Reverend Ian Mc Lachlan and was supported by a number of uniformed organisations and the local community.

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East Ayrshire Battalion Boy’s Brigade, Presentation of Queen’s Badge Certificates, Hogg Hall, Galston - June 2016

The Queen’s Badge is the highest award that may be gained by a member of The Boys’ Brigade. It’s a real opportunity; it aims to challenge and equip the individual, provide new opportunities and expand horizons while remaining accessible to young people of all abilities. A young person wishing to work towards their Queen’s Badge must first have completed their President’s Badge. The Queen’s Badge offers the chance to engage with the local community, take on responsibility, set personal goals, build self confidence and experience a sense of achievement.

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Mr Robert Smith of Cumnock celebrates his 100th Birthday

Deputy Lieutenant George Hay presented Mr Robert Smith of Cumnock with a Special Anniversary Message from Her Majesty The Queen on his 100th Birthday on 11 July.

Cllr Jim Todd, Provost of East Ayrshire and Cllr Kathy Morrice also presented Mr Smith with a gift to recognise his birthday.

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Diamond Wedding, Mr and Mrs Cree, Kilmarnock

Mr and Mrs Cree of Kilmarnock recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding and were presented with a Special Anniversary Message by Deputy Lieutenant William Stafford.

The couple were also presented with a floral arrangement by Cllr John Campbell, Depute Provost of East Ayrshire, and Cllr Jim Buchanan.

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Diamond Wedding Celebration, Mr and Mrs Magorian, Cumnock

Deputy Lieutenant Richard Vernon recently presented Mr and Mrs Magorian of Cumnock with a Special Anniversary Message from HM The Queen on the anniversary of their Diamond Wedding.

The Provost of East Ayrshire, Cllr Jim Todd and Cllr Eric Ross presented the couple with a floral arrangement.

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Armed Forces Day Parade and Church Service, Irvine - 26th June 2016

The Lord Lieutenant attended an Armed Forces Day Parade and Church Service in Irvine on Sunday 26th June. The Church Service was held in Irvine Old Parish Church followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial. The event was organised by the Irvine Branch of Royal British Legion Scotland.

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Service to celebrate 90th Birthday of HM The Queen at St Columba Church, Ayr on Sunday 12th June

The Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Duncan recently attended a service in St Columba Church, Ayr to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. The service was followed by lunch at Enterkine House Hotel with a Birthday Cake baked and decorated by Mrs Pamela Naylor.

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