Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Black Rod

The QUEEN has been pleased to approve the appointment of Lieutenant-General David Leakey, CMG CBE, as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain and Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Lords.

The appointment follows the forthcoming retirement of Lieutenant-General Sir Freddie Viggers, KCB CMG MBE.

Sir Michael Willcocks, a former Black rod, is pictured in ceremonial attire above.

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