Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New Lord-Lieutenant

Her Majesty's new Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Down is David Lindsay, Esq. He succeeds Sir William Hall, KCVO, who retired on the 1st August, 2009.

There have been quite a few new appointments to the lord-lieutenancies in Northern Ireland recently, what with retirements. Most lord-lieutenants retire at the age of 75, unless ill-health is a factor.

Their uniforms are all mostly identical throughout the United Kingdom: dark blue uniform in the style of an Army Number One Dress, along with a cap and sword with a steel scabbard; though there are minor details which reflect the four Nations, viz. a thistle along with the crown in Scotland, or a shamrock in Northern Ireland.


Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

In my view a good choice. a Co Down stalwart!!

Timothy Belmont said...

I told Craig - NT warden - about your sand martins' sighting at Killard today; he was very interested to hear about that.