Annual SERFCA Awards celebrated at Pembroke College

6th November 2018

Last week, Pembroke College played host to Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, a cross-section of representatives of Oxfordshire civic life and military reservists for the annual SERFCA Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mr Tim Stephenson OBE and the event took place in The Pichette Auditorium on the 30th October.

This year, Lord-Lieutenant Mr Tim Stevenson OBE awarded the British Empire Medal on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to Miss Elizabeth Ann Price BEM ‘for meritorious civilian service worthy of recognition by the Crown’. Other awards included the ‘HM Lord-Lieutenant’s Meritorious Service Certificates’ and ‘The Fuller, Smith and Turner Best Reservist Award’, for the greatest contributor to the Reserve Service, which was received this year by Lance Corporal Katie Heslop. Individuals who have achieved outstanding service to their Cadet movement this year were appointed ‘Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets 2018-2019’.

After the awards presentation, the Lord-Lieutenant delivered a closing address, which was followed by a reception. Throughout the year Pembroke College hosts a variety of academic and corporate events, and is delighted to have served as the venue for the Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards Ceremony for four years thus far. This article is accompanied by a selection of images from the ceremony; to view all images from the awards evening, please click here.

The Lord-Lieutenant is an important non-political representative of the county, helping to encourage and promote the good of the community through the voluntary and civic life of the county. It is an honorary appointment and Lord-Lieutenants and their Deputy Lieutenants are among the oldest public offices in England. The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty the Queen’s official representative in Oxfordshire.


All photos credit of Stewart Turkington