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St Helens Armed Forces Community News

St Helens is proud to honour our local Armed Forces Community through public events such as the Annual Armed Forces Day, and the Service of Remembrance.

On the 31st May 2017, Roy Tarling, the Caretaker with the 103 Regiment Royal Artillery in St Helens was awarded the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate of Merit in recognition of his 'exceptional support to the Army Reserve'; maintaining and improving the facilities at Jubilee Barracks.

On the 13th July 2015, Army Cadet Force Staff Sergeant Instructor Mark Davies, who is the Caretaker at Brook Lodge Primary School in Rainford, received the Lord Lieutenant’s Commendation Certificate, in recognition of 'service that deserves high praise' as a member of the Volunteer Reserve Forces.

On the 1st July 2013 St.Helens resident, Major Bob Patterson Commanding Officer at 33 Signal Squadron, received the prestigious Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate, honouring his work in the TA

On the 25th June 2013, St.Helens Royal Artillery Association unveiled the historic 5th Battalion Prince of Wales Volunteers, South Lancashire Regiment Plaque at Mill Street, St.Helens, restored to it's former glory with the help of local Stonemason Mr Ian Mercer.

On Friday 21st June 2013, Newton Army Cadets' earned a special salute when they received the highest number of awards for fundraising by an army cadet detachment at the 2013 Merseyside Cadet Poppy Appeal Awards.

On the 13th February 2013, the Mayor of St. Helens paid tribute to ex serviceman Lawrence Powers by honouring him with a Good Citizen Award for 62 years of unbroken service to the Royal British Legion.

On the 18th April 2012, St Helens Council conferred Honorary Freedom of the Borough on St Helens Servicemen and Servicewomen Past and Present for their Service to the people of St Helens.