Friday, 7 November 2008

Sir John Hermon, OBE, QPM, 1929-2008

I am saddened to learn of the death of Sir John (Jack) Hermon, chief constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC from 1980 till 1989.

I was at school with his son, Rodney. I recall that, on my first day at the Old School, he motored up the drive of Ormiston House - the House for new boys - in a Morris Oxford or Austin Cambridge car, I think, bringing Rodney to school. That was about September, 1973, when Sir Jack would have held the rank of chief superintendent or superintendent.

Sir Jack is survived by his widow, Lady Hermon, who is currently MP for North Down.

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