Thursday, 11 March 2010

Honorary Colonel

I had absolutely no idea that Lord Ballyedmond had been appointed Honorary Colonel of the Second (Volunteer) Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment. I read the article here.

According to the newsletter, they, "Sat down to a sumptuous banquet in the Shooting Lodge at Corby Castle. It was a night to remember being thoroughly enjoyed and much acclaimed by all present and the success of such a prestigious evening given by our Patron is deeply appreciated ... All of us were delighted to learn that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of the Right Honourable the Lord Ballyedmond as Honorary Colonel, 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion Royal Irish Regiment in succession to Lieutenant-Colonel the Right Honourable the Viscount Brookeborough as from 1st December 2008. This is indeed a most prestigious appointment for our Patron and we hasten to send hearty congratulations together with our best wishes that Lord Ballyedmond has a happy, healthy and enjoyable tenure of office with such a fine Regiment."

Does he wear an honorary Number One Dress Uniform for the role?

The image above shows HM The Queen accompanied by HRH The Duke of York.

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