The current HM Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Countess of Verulam was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen upon the retirement of Sir Simon Bowes Lyon KCVO in June 2007. More information about Lady Verulam, her family, charitable work, patronages and presidencies can be found by following the link entitled "The Lord Lieutenant".
The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and up to 57 Deputy Lord-Lieutenants. Their duties and roles are explained under "Vice Lord Lieutenant" and "Deputy Lieutenants".
The Hertfordshire Regiment TA was the County Infantry Regiment for over half a century and during both World Wars, men from Hertfordshire proudly served their country in its ranks. Many lost their lives and their names can be found on Memorials throughout Hertfordshire. The Regimental Colours, bearing 18 Battle Honours, are hung in the Regimental Church – All Saints’, Hertford.
The Hertfordshire Regiment always had a very strong supporting Association, largely drawn from former soldiers who had served within it. Although the Regiment itself was amalgamated with others over fifty years ago, the Association has continued to support the Army in the county. However, with the passage of time, membership has gradually declined and it has been decided that The Association should amalgamate with that of its successor Regiment. The Association Standard will therefore be laid up next to the Regimental Memorial in All Saints’ Church, Hertford during a service to be held on Sunday 11 October 2015, at 3.00 pm.
Descendants of anyone who served in the Hertfordshire Regiment who are interested in attending the Service should e-mail Colonel (Retd) Keith Cockman OBE, Chairman Hertfordshire Regiment Association quoting ‘DESCENDANT’ preferably by 1 September 2015, but no later than 14 September 2015, on: Corporate.PolicyTeam@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Further details will be sent out nearer to the date to those who have expressed an interest in attending what promises to be a moving and emotional service. It is hoped that the Church will be full to commemorate the end of an era in Hertfordshire’s military history.
"A County at War - Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire" is a film commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant, at the Queen's request for every county to mark the centenary of World War 1, the film was written and directed by Howard Gard DL and produced by the University of Hertfordshire. For more details follow this link.