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New Deputy Lieutenant Announced - Ian Lonsdale

13 May 2021

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of a new Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Norfolk.

Deputy Lieutenants support the work of the Lieutenancy and represent the Lord-Lieutenant at various events throughout the county. Having been chosen on the basis of service already given, a Deputy Lieutenant will continue to serve the community both within and outside the framework of the Lieutenancy. Their post nominals are DL.

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Lonsdale lives in the East Harling area and was born in Norwich in 1957. Ian was educated at Norwich School and King’s College, London before he joined the Regular Army by entering RMA Sandhurst in 1978 and being commissioned into the Royal Artillery serving until 1990 obtaining the rank of Major; and then latterly in the Army Reserve until 2018, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Ian attended the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and obtained a BSc in Rural Estate Management then joined Francis Hornor & Son/Brown & Co based in Norwich in 1995 and has worked for a number of years as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in General Property Management.

As well as representing various Regiments at Nordic Skiing and Biathlon, Orienteering, Athletics and Cross County Running at Army level, Ian also is keenly interested in most equestrian sports, fine art, furniture, antique books and Church Architecture. He is a past Chairman of the Norfolk Churches Trust.

The Lord-Lieutenant, Lady Dannatt commented “Ian has a wealth of military experience as well as substantial local knowledge. I know he will, alongside his fellow Deputies, bring his usual enthusiasm and energy to the role and support the Lieutenancy initiatives wherever he can’.

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