FROM THE PRESIDENT
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
"Wattle Queen" (Sir William DARBIE, 1954)
On behalf of all Corps of Commissionaires in Australia, I have passed on our Condolences to The Corps UK and have asked that Australia be included in the formal Message of Condolence that The Corps UK will pass on to The Royal Family.
Queen Elizabeth II was Patron of the Corps of Commissionaires and we all feel a sense of personal loss. Her Majesty was devoted to serving the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. She visited Australia 16 times.
She was the longest reigning British monarch, 70 years, and the longest serving female head of State in world history.
The Queen was the only female member of The Royal Family to serve in the Armed Forces and the last Head of State to have served in WW2.
As Sovereign, Her Majesty held the position of Colonel-in-Chief of numerous Regiments in the UK (16) and the Commonwealth.
Her dedication to duty and commitment to the Commonwealth was immeasurable and for which we will be eternally grateful.
A Memorial Service is planned to take place at The Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg in the Chapel at a date to be confirmed, and all Corps members are invited to attend to pay their respects to our Queen and a remarkable Lady.
On behalf of the Corps of Commissionaires Association, Australia
I pledge Loyalty, Integrity and Service to
King Charles III
Long Live the King