The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE, has appointed four Deputy Lieutenants to help with his work around the county.
The new appointments are:
Colonel Roger Herriot OBE
The Rt Hon Sir James Paice MP
Mr Andrew Riddington JP
Mrs Penelope Walkinshaw
Col Herriot was Commandant (Colonel) of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force, a role he held from 2008 until December 2012.
He served in the Army from 1970 to 1976, the Territorial Army for 9 years and in both the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Army Cadets Forces. The Cambridgeshire Army Cadets Force doubled in size to 1,000 cadets under his command. Roger also runs a furniture restoration business and was awarded the OBE in 2013.
Sir James Paice has been the Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire since 1987 and is due to retire at the next General Election. He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 1993 to 1997, and as Minister of State for Agriculture and Food from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed to The Privy Council in 2010 and knighted for public and political service in 2012. In Cambridgeshire he is patron of a number of charities and a governor of the King’s School in Ely.
Andrew Riddington is Chairman of the East of England Agricultural Society. He has been on the Council since 1989, where he has chaired a number of sub-committees. He has been a JP since 1999, sitting on the Peterborough Bench.
Penny Walkinshaw was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire in 2012-13, raising £90,000 for county charities and communities during her term of office. Her work in the community includes being a trustee of the Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust, which oversees the allocation and management of designated housing in the village. She is involved in several charities in the county and is currently Chairman of the Circle of Benefactors for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Lord Lieutenants are the Queen’s personal representatives in the county or area. Their prime duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown by arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors. They present medals and awards on behalf of the Queen, and participate in civic, voluntary and social duties, as well as liaising with units of the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines and their associated cadet forces.