Ward Security safeguards Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Memorial Day

Ward Security provided 20 trained and licensed security officers to help ensure tight security for a Memorial Day designed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Ward Security provided 20 trained and licensed security officers to help ensure tight security for a Memorial Day designed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Ward Security provided 20 trained and licensed security officers to help ensure tight security for a prestigious Memorial Day designed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain which took place at the National Memorial to the Few in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent.

At the event, HRH Prince Michael of Kent – who’s the Patron of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, took the Royal salute. The event was also attended by around 4,000 members of the public including several dignitaries.

Now all aged in their nineties, the presence of seven former Battle of Britain airmen as Guests of Honour made for an extremely special and emotional day.

Services provided by Ward Security included security guarding, traffic management, perimeter security and event management.

Earlier this year, the company supplied a team of 16 operatives for a visit by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when the Queen opened The Wing Visitor Centre at the National Memorial to the Few.

“We’re honoured to enjoy a strong working relationship with the management at Capel-le-Ferne,” enthused David Ward, managing director of Ward Security. “We never underestimate the seriousness of the task in hand, though. The nature of the site and the events held there, combined with the high level dignitaries in attendance, absolutely demand the highest levels of preparedness and diligence.”

Ward continued: “That being the case, we work closely with the management team at Capel-le-Ferne to ensure their events run smoothly and that security is effective but also unobtrusive. As a business, we do derive a great deal of satisfaction from delivering professional security at such high profile events.”

David Ward: managing director at Ward Security

David Ward: managing director at Ward Security

Shortly after the Battle of Britain memorial event, Group Captain Patrick Tootal (Retired) OBE DL, the Honorary Secretary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, e-mailed his thanks to Ward Security. He commented: “I would like to say how well your team did. This is the first time the security has been so good. Ali Tod, the associate director of operations, did a wonderful job in terms of co-ordinating everything. I was able to relax knowing full well that Ward Security had everything under control.”

With its Head Office in London and a network of regional offices (including bases in Rochester, Bracknell, Manchester and a newly-opened office in Scotland), Ward Security provides a broad range of bespoke, integrated and flexible security services for clients in the public and private sector.

Areas of specialist expertise include the provision of search and selection guard dogs, wireless intruder detection systems and concierge services through the company’s dedicated Ward Belgravia Division.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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