Lieutenancy Office news and events

The Lieutenancy office facilitates a number of civic and ceremonial events.

Lord-Lieutenant appoints his new cadets

Read about the cadet changeover that took place on Wednesday 25 October in the latest news article – Lord-Lieutenant appoints his new cadets.

Armed Forces Week 2023

Armed Forces Day 2023 - Supported by the Seaforth Highlanders, Salvation Army Band and the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir


On Monday 19 June, the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire and Chairman of the County Council attended the Armed forces Flag Raising ceremony to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week. The flag was raised by RAF Veteran Neale Millett. 

veteran raising flag


Armed Forces Day 2023 took place on Saturday 24 June. The event allowed people from across the City and County to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans, Reservists and Cadets.

armed forces day


The occasion was celebrated with static displays, a parade through the City and an open air service in Green Dragon.
Photos from the event can be seen on flickr

Leicestershire’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

To commemorate the wide number of events that took place in June 2022 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Late Queen Elizabeth II, the Lieutenancy Office has put together a commemorative booklet. Find out about:

  • Dancing for the Queen
  • Community services and events
  • Service of Thanksgiving
  • 70 at 70
  • Art competition
  • Community and business awards