Foundation News: Chairman welcomes Elizabeth Emblem

The Chairman of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation said that, on behalf of the Foundation, its stakeholders and the wider police family, he warmly welcomed the announcement of a new Elizabeth Emblem.

Stephen White OBE said, “For many years the need of State recognition for those who lost their lives in service has been on our agenda. I applaud those determined individuals who pursued this cause with tenacity and quiet dignity. I hope for RUC bereaved families that this new emblem, in some small way, shows that they have not been forgotten”.

The Elizabeth Emblem is a national form of recognition conferred by the monarch and awarded to the next of kin of members of the United Kingdom emergency services who are killed on duty. It is named in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.It is the civilian equivalent of the Elizabeth Cross and can be applied for by next of kin.