A SALISBURY man has been appointed as a new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Rose Troughton, has appointed Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB DL to the role.
It comes following the retirement of William Wyldbore-Smith from the role.
Mrs Troughton said: “I am delighted to welcome Lt Gen Sir Andrew Gregory as the new Vice Lord-Lieutenant and know he will be a huge help to me representing HM The King in our county.
“I also offer my sincere thanks to William Wyldbore-Smith, who has been a superb and supportive Vice Lord-Lieutenant, always so generous with his wise counsel and his time.
“I have enjoyed working with him very much indeed.”
Lt Gen Sir Andrew Gregory takes up the role after a long and distinguished military career in the Army.
In 2016, he became the chief executive of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association), the Armed Forces charity, an organisation that supports serving military personnel, veterans, and their families.
Soon after, he was appointed Master Gunner St James’s Park, the head of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, which has six of its 13 regular units based at Larkhill.
He is governor of a school and a patron of many organisations, including Fighting with Pride, a charity seeking to address the historic wrongs done to LGBT veterans.
He is married with two sons and lives in Salisbury and said he was looking forward to his new role.
“I am extremely honoured to take over from William as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and will do everything I can to follow the excellent example he has set, to support His Majesty, the Lieutenancy, the Lord-Lieutenant, and the County of Wiltshire,” he said.
To find out more information about the Wiltshire Lieutenancy and its work across the county, log on to lieutenancy.wiltshire.gov.uk.