Recognising the Lieutenancy


On formal occasions the Lord-Lieutenant can be recognised by his uniform, which is based on the dress uniform of an Army officer.


Deputy Lieutenants may wear a similar uniform to that of the Lord-Lieutenant, though those with former military service, in the rank of colonel or above (and its RN and RAF equivalents), may opt to wear the uniform of their service.


Deputy Lieutenants carrying out civic duties in civilian dress may wear a Deputy Lieutenant’s badge. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have different badges. The English Lieutenancy badge is shown here.