Two Lord-Lieutenants from the South West of England have received New Year’s Honours for 2014.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Elizabeth Gass is now a Dame Commander of the Victorian Order and wishes to be known from now on as Lady Gass DCVO.
Dorset’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Anthony Pitt-Rivers, also received New Year’s honours and has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
Lady Gass commented: “I feel very honoured to have been given the award and it has been very interesting and enjoyable to act as Somerset’s Lord-Lieutenant over the years.
“I hope to continue meeting a wide variety of interesting people and organisations in the county as the region’s Lord-Lieutenant because I enjoy the role and I am very honoured to have been recognised for the work I do in the county of Somerset.”
Brigadier Tony Dalby-Welsh, Chief Executive of the Wessex Reserve Forces & Cadets Association said: “We are delighted to hear that two Lord-Lieutenants from the Wessex region have been recognised in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list.
“The two Lord-Lieutenants work extremely hard within their counties to support the local communities and are especially supportive of both Reserve Forces and Cadets within their local regions.”
“They are both very worthy recipients,” he added.