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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Top honour for Lisburn man

Mr. Freddie Hall A LISBURN man has spoken of how honoured he feels to have been made Deputy Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim.

However, Mr. Freddie Hall, a former senior police officer who received the Queens Gallantry Medal in 1977, feels it is an honour he shares with the RUC GC (George Cross) Foundation of which he is a trustee.

Mr. Hall explained one of the main aims of his new position was to 'help uphold the dignity of the area' and to 'foster a spirit of fellowship and goodwill' through participation in ceremonial events.

He also described the number of duties he will have to perform in his new role as 'very open.'

"It depends on the number of royal visits and whatever other ceremonial events I have to attend," he added.

Mr. Hall, who served in the RUC for 32 years, retired as an Assistant Chief Constable in March 2001.


He held various command posts across Northern Ireland as well as personnel, training and detective appointments at police headquarters. He holds a BA degree in Public Administration and an MA degree in Legal Studies.

He works as a training consultant and holds a variety of other public appointments.

Mr. Hall is married to Yvonne and they have four children aged between 22 and 32.

His interests include church work, foreign travel, rambling and spectator sports.

Ulster Star