The Queen has been pleased to appoint Viscount Brookeborough as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Fermanagh to succeed The Rt Hon The Earl of Erne KCVO when he retires on 9 July 2012.
Alan Henry Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough, was born in 1952 and succeeded his father to the title in 1987. On the death of his father 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 Crossbencher.
Viscount 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 The 2nd Battalion, (TA) The Royal Irish Regiment 1997-2008. He is President of the Soldiers Charity (The Army Benevolent Fund) Northern Ireland. He 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.
Viscount Brookeborough lives with his wife, Janet, in the family home of Colebrooke Park near Brookeborough.