Monthly Archives: November 2018

Awards for Excellence

A great Awards for Excellence at the Villa Marina last night. Thank you to Isle of Man Newspapers. Congratulations to all the winners. Great to see DEFA shortlisted for the Commitment to the Environment and Sustainability Award, pipped to the post by a worthy winner, Bill Dale and Beach Buddies. A great effort by our team, we now have 10 marine nature reserves covering over 10.6% of our territorial seas.


The Armistice and Remembrance Commemoration

The Armistice and Remembrance Commemoration started on Thursday for Suzie and myself when we had the privilege of giving the commemorative 50p coins out to the children in St Johns School and the Bunscoill.


Sunday morning saw us up at 5am to attend the Battle’s Over – A Nationals Tribute at the Isle of Man Cathedral to mark the signing of the armistice which didn’t come into effect until 11am.


A very moving national service at the Royal Chapel and War Memorial in the afternoon for the National Service of Remembrance.