Op BEACON - The ACF will help to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

22 January 2016

Four ACF counties have been chosen to take part in a special beacon lighting ceremony to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday on 21st April 2016.

Cadets and volunteers from Cumbria ACF, 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF, Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF and 2nd Northern Ireland Battalion ACF will each be climbing their nation's highest peak and lighting a beacon at the summit.

The Beacon Project is part of a long-standing tradition of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons on top of mountains, churches and castle battlements, in country parks and along our beaches. The last major
celebration was Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on 4th June 2012.

The ACF beacon lighting ceremonies will take place on Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Mt Snowdon in Wales and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

Other celebrations are planned throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.