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New Lt-Governor is a career Navy man

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THE Royal Navy officer who was once responsible for the delivery of the UK's independent nuclear deterrent, has been announced as Guernsey's new Lt-Governor.

Vice Admiral Ian Corder CB will take up the post next month, but will continue in his current role as the UK military representative to NATO and the European Union until later in May, moving here full-time in June.

The 55-year-old replaces Air Marshal Peter Walker who died suddenly in September.

Vice Admiral Corder has had an illustrious naval career, spanning some 37 years, which has seen him command UK naval operations throughout the Libyan crisis and the Royal Navy's support to the 2012 London Olympics.

He said it was a huge honour to be named the new Lt-Governor.

'I'm obviously very, very excited at the prospect of coming to live on the island and to get to know the people of the islands and to be part of the community,' he said.

'I would have liked to have taken over under slightly happier circumstances because of obviously the sad, premature death of my predecessor, Air Marshal Peter Walker.'

'But I hope to be able to live up to his legacy. I know he was very highly respected on the island and I'm looking forward to the job.'

The appointment, which takes effect from 14 March, was approved by Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.

To see an interview with Vice Admiral Corder click on this link:

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