The death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Published 8th Sep 2022


We are deeply saddened to learn that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died.

On hearing of Her Majesty’s passing, Chief Fire Officer, Jonathan Dyson said: “It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today. On behalf of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue I send our deepest condolences to The Royal Family at this very sad time.

“Her Majesty has been a beacon of light during her long reign of 70 years, particularly during times of uncertainty.

“Flags at North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service premises will now be flown at half-mast to mark the national period of mourning.

“Her Majesty’s death may affect many people across North Yorkshire and we urge anyone who is feeling particularly saddened to seek support from one of the many agencies who can provide a listening ear or advice.”

An online book of condolence is available on Buckingham Palace’s website

You can visit the North Yorkshire County Council website to find further information regarding local services, proclamations or other commemorative tributes, together with details of where books of condolence are located or flowers can be laid, across the area covered by the Lord Lieutenancy of North Yorkshire.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II | North Yorkshire County Council