“I speak on behalf of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service when I say we are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“Her Majesty dedicated her life to the service of this country and was hugely respected by people all over the world.

“As a mark of respect, during the period of Royal mourning, the Union and Service Flags on all Service buildings will be half-masted.

“Our sincere sympathy goes out to all members of the Royal family.”