Monday, 14 May 2012

New Lord-Lieutenant

The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Rt Hon Alan Henry [Brooke] Viscount Brookeborough as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Fermanagh to succeed Lord Erne when he retires on the 9th July, 2012.

The 3rd Viscount was born in 1952 and succeeded his father to the title in 1987.  On the death of the 2nd Viscount, Lord Brookeborough took up his seat in the House of Lords, and in 1999 was returned as an elected peer, where he sits as an independent cross-bencher.

Lord Brookeborough was commissioned into the 17th/21st Lancers in 1970 and later served in the Ulster Defence Regiment and the Royal Irish Regiment and was Honorary Colonel of 2nd Battalion (TA), The Royal Irish Regiment, 1997-2008.

He is President of the Soldiers Charity (The Army Benevolent Fund) Northern Ireland, and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the county in 1987 and served as Sheriff of County Fermanagh in 1995.

He has been a Personal Lord-in-Waiting to Her Majesty The Queen since 1997.

The Viscount and Viscountess Brookeborough live in the ancestral seat of Colebrooke Park near Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.

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