Queen Elizabeth: Flags fly at half-mast at all fire stations in Bedfordshire

Her Majesty was “such an inspiration to so many,” says fire chief
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Bedfordshire’s fire chief has paid his respects to the Queen.

Andrew Hopkinson, chief fire officer at Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue, said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who has been such an inspiration to so many during her historic 70-year reign as our beloved monarch.

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“On behalf of all of us at Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, may I extend our deepest condolences to His Majesty, King Charles III and to all members of the Royal Family.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this moment of such great sadness.”

Flags will be flown at half-mast on service buildings and at fire stations across the county during the mourning period.