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New Lieutenant Governor Announced 

"Air Marshall Walker to be next Lieutenant Governor in 2011"

By: Editor 26 October 2010
 
The Bailiwick of Guernsey's next Lieutenant Governor has been announced as Air Marshal Peter Walker CB, CBE.

The Queen has approved the appointment of her representative in the island and he is due to take up office from April 2011.  AM Walker served in the Royal Air Force for 32 years, including several tours as a front-line fighter pilot.

Since leaving the service in 2007, he has been involved in voluntary work for Royal Air Force and civilian charities. AM Walker said he was "absolutely delighted" and "honoured" by his appointment He was educated at Pocklington School, Durham University

Air Marshal Peter Walker

AM Walker was appointed by the island authorities and UK Government

 
AM Walker flew both the Phantom FGR2 and Tornado F3 aircraft during his front-line tours. His final post was Director of the Joint Warfare Centre in Norway, responsible for training NATO HQ Staff for deployment to theatres such as Afghanistan and the Balkans.

On leaving he settled in North Devon with his wife Lynda, two adult sons and daughter. His recreational interests include fly fishing, sailing and golf, while Mrs Walker has a particular interest in special needs education.

AM Walker's charitable roles include president of the Aircrew Association and vice-president for life of the European Area of the Royal Air Forces Association.

He is due to take over from Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon KBE, who was appointed in 2005.
 
AM Walker's charitable roles include president of the Aircrew Association and vice-president for life of the European Area of the Royal Air Forces Association.

He is due to take over from Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon KBE, who was appointed in 2005.

Sir Fabian Malbon Sir Fabian Malbon has served as Lieutenant Governor since 2005

Commenting on leaving offcie in February, the hugely popular Sir Fabian commented that walks on the cliffs on a spring morning are what he will most miss about life in the islands. "I used to get up about five o'clock just when it's getting light and it is stunningly beautiful in the spring.

The appointment of AM Walker was the first time the island's authorities were involved, as they worked alongside the UK Government.


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