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