Waddington man meets Queen at Buckingham Palace

Ken Jackson meets HRH The Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace. (s)
Ken Jackson meets HRH The Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace. (s)

A Scout leader from Waddington was among 300 guests invited to a reception with the Queen at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Over 5,000 British citizens have been awarded the Churchill Fellowship, Sir Winston’s living legacy, since its inception in 1965. Successful applicants have travelled overseas to study areas of topical and personal interest, to then bring back to the UK knowledge gained and innovative ideas for the benefit of their profession and community to effect positive change within society.

In 1966, as part of his fellowship, Ken Jackson (80) of Waddow Grove, travelled to America to investigate the Scouting movement and has since used the knowledge he gained and his experiences for the benefit of the Scout movement in East Lancashire as first a county commissioner, and latterly, as county vice president.

Fellows from every decade since 1965 represented the trust at the palace reception, as well as representatives from The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in Australia and The Winston Churchill Foundation in the United States.

This year’s Fellows will travel to 58 countries between them, across six continents and will carry out a wide range of projects spanning an average six weeks.