JCB’s Lord Bamford pays tribute to Queen

09 September 2022

JCB Chairman Anthony Bamford paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death at the age of 96.

Soon after the sad news was announced, Lord Bamford said it was with “huge sadness” that he had learned of Her Majesty’s death yesterday. Today JCB’s 11 UK factories will fall silent at 11.00 am as a two minutes’ silence is held in honour of the late Queen.

JCB  Lord Bamford   The Queen Queen Elizabeth pictured with Lord Bamford during her visit to JCB in 1995. (Photo: JCB)

Lord Bamford said; “Her Majesty’s service and devotion to this country over more than 70 years will never be surpassed. We have been truly fortunate to have Queen Elizabeth as our head of state.

“It was my pleasure to welcome Her Majesty and HRH Prince Philip to JCB in 1995 when our company was celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is a day which will live long in the memory for many of us. I will be writing to His Majesty the King to express condolences on behalf of the company and my family.”

Flags at all JCB’s factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham in the UK are flying at half-mast in tribute.

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