Thursday 8 September, 2022:
The Priory of England and the Islands of the Order of St John and all volunteers and staff at St John Ambulance are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen today.
“Her Majesty became Sovereign Head of the Order of St John upon her accession in 1952 and has been a great supporter of our work.
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
Details of the funeral and the major activities leading up to it, are expected to be made to the nation, and indeed around the world, in the near future.
I am humbled that St John has the honour and privilege of providing first aid services throughout this significant event and will also be represented at the funeral ceremony. More information about this will be available shortly.”
Stuart Shilson LVO GCStJ DL
The Prior of the Priory of England and the Islands of the Order of St John and Chair of St John Ambulance