What is a lord lieutenant?

I've heard all these rumours around of the lord lieutenant appointment but I havent heard how its earned and what it's earned for.
Ours in Lanarkshire represents the Crown at civic functions and ceremonies etc. They get a proper colonial type functionary cocked hat with plume as well as this one. no Idea how they are appointed though.
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Every Lord has an offsider who fills in for him escorting the Queen or Phil the Greek round new factories and that, when there's huntin', shootin', or fishin' to be done.
He's called the Lord Lieutenant.
Gen.
@Ravers told me.
 
As others have noted, however Google is your friend:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...tment_Process_of_Lord-Lieutenants-July-09.pdf

Generally however, they are chosen as a local, fairly well known person capable of organising visits and as a good representative of the crown. Although ex mil and police would be an obvious choice, the Merseyside LL is a former midwife, with lots of links to the community with youth groups etc. (Lorna Muirhead - Wikipedia ).

Speaking to our local Mayor, the position is held in fairly high regard and they are seen as a useful help - I seem to recall him saying that they are allowed to use the Mayors mace to defend him! An expensive way of doing so, if a rather spectacular one!
 

Talon

Old-Salt
If you are on about the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet, it is a cadet who goes to certain functions with the Lord Lieutenant such as award ceremonies and other civic functions. If they are lucky they get to hang out with HM if she comes to the county. They get a big arse badge to wear. To be nominated you need to be an all round good egg, but the important thing is you can be relied upon to look smart and actually go to the things you are asked to attend.

ACF and CCF (Army) Lord Lieutenant's Cadets are to be issued with No. 2 dress for the duration of their appointment, which is 1 year.
 
I thought it was when you get your second pip you could 'lord' it over all the other subbies...
 
To be frank it's a pain in the a##e with no gain unless you have a chap that does take notice of you.
If a senior serving cadet apply for the cadet exchange programme with Canada. Much better experience. That does look better on any application,trust me.
 
It is an ancient and honorary position bestowed upon the oldest man in the county, whose duty it is to fall over in the presence of visiting royalty or other dignitaries.

This demonstrates, by drill movement, the awe in which the visitor is held and obviates the need for guardsmen being present to fulfil the same function.

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It is an ancient and honorary position bestowed upon the oldest man in the county, whose duty it is to fall over in the presence of visiting royalty or other dignitaries.

This demonstrates, by drill movement, the awe in which the visitor is held and obviates the need for guardsmen being present to fulfil the same function.

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Is that the moment Brucey decided stop dancing?
 
It's like TA for posh blokes
A couple of days a month you stick a uniform on and be a soldier.
I had a visit from Field Marshall Lord Bramall a few years ago when he was Lord Lieutenant of London. I'm sure he'd appreciate being thought of as TA. Nice chap though.
 

syrup

LE
I had a visit from Field Marshall Lord Bramall a few years ago when he was Lord Lieutenant of London. I'm sure he'd appreciate being thought of as TA. Nice chap though.


So it's a bit like the TA then lets old soldiers dress up for a bit.
Did he tell you things were better in his day? :)
 
To be frank it's a pain in the a##e with no gain unless you have a chap that does take notice of you.
If a senior serving cadet apply for the cadet exchange programme with Canada. Much better experience. That does look better on any application,trust me.

Seconded on Canada I went to Petawawa (quite some time ago). Top stuff.
 
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