uniform of the Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Devon (tunic)

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Sir Eric Dancer KCVO CBE KStJ wore this uniform while serving Queen Elizabeth II from 1998 until his retirement in 2015. A Lord-Lieutenant is the British monarch’s personal representative in each area of the United Kingdom. Their role includes arranging royal visits and celebrating the achievements of local people, communities, culture and businesses, and supporting the armed forces.
The photographs with this record are of the uniform mounted for a display to celebrate he coronation of King Charles III. Sir Eric kindly lent RAMM his medals for the occasion. They were always worn when in uniform. It is pictured without the ceremonial sword which passed to the current Lord-Lieutenant, David Fursdon.

See 26/2021/8/1 for Sir Eric’s boots and 26/2021/3 for detailed photographs of his cap.

This object is on display at RAMM in the Courtyard.

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