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.”
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.